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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Ingolf Wunder, piano; Ashkenazy

Audio Samples

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Ingolf Wunder presents two of the greatest hits in the repertoire: Chopin's and Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concertos - live from St. Petersburg's 2012 "White Nights" Festival.

Returning to his beloved Chopin, Ingolf Wunder teams up with the supreme musicianship of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of legendary Vladimir Ashkenazy.

BBC Music Magazine, September 2014
Ashkenazy is very much more than an accomplished and insightful accompanist. He is a fully fledged, generous partner, weaving the variegated orchestral strands into a polyphonic tapestry of timbres...Wunder, meanwhile, easily distracts us, when it's appropriate, from the essentially percussive nature of his instrument...Indeed this is one of the most subtly and illuminatingly coloured accounts of this work I've encountered.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2014
Though Ashkenazy and Wunder make entirely empathetic partners, the balance in general favours orchestral detail...[Wunder] plays [the Chopin] superbly - in particular the Romanze and the last movement - and the recorded sound has a ringing clarity and depth.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Petersburg's White Nights, Grand Hall, Philharmonia (06/12/2012).



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
  • Performer: Ingolf Wunder (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 32 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
  • Performer: Ingolf Wunder (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Running Time: 39 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830