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The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 65: Albéniz: Piano Concerto no 1; Rapsodia espanola, Op. 70; Granados: Piano Concerto in C minor / Melani Mestre, piano

Album Summary

>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Concerto for Piano in A minor, "Concierto fantástico" (orchestrated by Trayter; also arranged for 2
>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Rapsodia española, for piano & orchestra, Op. 70 (orchestrated by Enescu from original for piano)
>Granados, Enrique : Concerto for Piano in C minor (adapted by M. Mestre)
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Volume 65 of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series journeys to Spain. The Albéniz Concierto fantástico owes much to Schumann and Chopin, albeit with an added drizzle of the Iberian peninsula; the perennially popular Rapsodia española, on the other hand, throws all such classical models to the wind. Granados never actually got round to writing his piano concerto, so our pianist here - Hyperion debutant Melani Mestre - has done it for him. And it's a romp. The first movement is pretty much 'echt,' from Granados's sketches for a putative piano concerto, but thereafter it's a hugely enjoyable "what-if."

The Telegraph, 10th May 2015
The ebullience of [the Rapsodia española] is infectious in the playing of Melani Mestre, who has also done the speculative reconstruction of Granados's C minor Concerto...A sombre start, underlining Granados's adjective patético, has the stamp of originality and its romantic sweep breathes Spanish air.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (01/06/2012-01/07/2012).



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>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Concerto for Piano in A minor, "Concierto fantástico" (orchestrated by Trayter; also arranged for 2
  • Performer: Melani Mestre (Piano)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (01/06/2012-01/07/2012)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1887

>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Rapsodia española, for piano & orchestra, Op. 70 (orchestrated by Enescu from original for piano)
  • Performer: Melani Mestre (Piano)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (01/06/2012-01/07/2012)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1887-1911

>Granados, Enrique : Concerto for Piano in C minor (adapted by M. Mestre)
  • Performer: Melani Mestre (Piano)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow (01/06/2012-01/07/2012)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto