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The Romantic Piano Concerto 25 - MacDowell: Piano Concertos

Album Summary

>MacDowell, Edward : Concerto for Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 15
>MacDowell, Edward : Second Modern Suite, for piano, Op. 14
>MacDowell, Edward : Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 23
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Notes & Reviews:

Upon listening to this recording, it's hard to see why MacDowell's 2nd Concerto in particular isn't up there with the Grieg as one of the most-loved nineteenth-century concertos. MacDowell was the USA's first truly major composer, but he studied in Europe and his music stems from the nineteenth-century Germanic tradition. Both works abound in virtuosity, melodic flair, and a propensity for Scherzo-like movements. -H&B

'Vol. 25 in this Hyperion series deserves to become a best-seller' (Hi-Fi News)

'The piano writing exudes scintillation and brilliance and seems custom-made for Seta Tanyel's lush, colourful sonority and effortless leggiero fingerwork' (International Record Review)

'Technically impeccable... vivid and well produced' (Gramophone)

'[Tanyel] can totally identify with this kind of post-Lisztian lyric bravura style' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The Piano Concerto No 2 is a barnstorming, big-hearted, tune-filled warhorse of a piece that audiences would love if they heard it' (Punch)

'Seta Tanyel's thoughtful and richly coloured new performances make a distinguished addition to the catalog... a winner. Strongly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)



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Works Details

>MacDowell, Edward : Concerto for Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 15
  • Performer: Seta Tanyel (Piano)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland (09/14/2000-09/15/2000)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1882

>MacDowell, Edward : Second Modern Suite, for piano, Op. 14
  • Performer: Seta Tanyel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>MacDowell, Edward : Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 23
  • Performer: Seta Tanyel (Piano)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland (09/14/2000-09/15/2000)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1884-1886