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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1; Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand / Andrei Gavrilov, piano; London SO, Simon Rattle

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major, Op. 10
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, pieces (10) for piano, Op. 75
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano left hand
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In light of Sir Simon Rattle's arrival in 2017 as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, this landmark album has attracted renewed attention. The earliest Rattle recording in the Warner Classics catalogue, it was made in July 1977, three months before the young conductor's first concert appearance with the LSO. His thrilling collaboration with the orchestra and with Andrei Gavrilov, winner of the 1974 International Tchaikovsky Competition, went on to win a Gramophone Award.

Sir Simon Rattle is one of Warner Classics' flagship artists and his relationship with the label extends over a period of nearly 40 years. His Warner Classics catalogue extends to more than 70 recordings. Rattle is currently Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Berlin Philharmonic. In September 2017, Rattle will take up the position of Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra.

The Times, 24th April 2015
Gavrilov seems either to be pummelling the keys into splinters or skimming them with featherlight virtuosity. As for Rattle, he does nothing wrong but has little opportunity to show his own interpretative gifts. He would surely expect, and get, more precision and clarity from today's LSO. All credit to Warner Classics, however, for seizing the moment and rescuing this (originally EMI) recording from the vaults.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (1977-07-07_1977-07-09&1977-).



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>Prokofiev, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major, Op. 10
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London (1977-07-07_1977-07-09&1977-)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1911-1912

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Romeo and Juliet, pieces (10) for piano, Op. 75
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London (1977-07-07_1977-07-09&1977-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1937

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano left hand
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London (1977-07-07_1977-07-09&1977-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London (1977-07-07_1977-07-09&1977-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899