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Henselt, Alkan: Piano Concertos / Hamelin, Brabbins

Album Summary

>Henselt, Adolf : Concerto for piano & orchestra in F, Op 16
>Henselt, Adolf : Variations de Concert, for piano & orchestra on "Quand je quittai la Normandie" from Meyerbeer's Rob
>Alkan, Charles-Valentin : Concerto da camera, for piano & orchestra no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 10/2
>Alkan, Charles-Valentin : Concerto da camera, for piano & orchestra no 1 in A minor, Op. 10/1
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Notes & Reviews:

'The phenomenal playing and superb musicianship of Marc-André Hamelin whose account of the staggeringly difficult Henselt Concerto is quite breathtaking. A thoroughly enjoyable disc well worth exploring' (Gramophone)

'An admirable disc for all lovers of bravura virtuoso piano writing' (CDReview)

'Recommended without reservation' (American Record Guide)

'You could hardly ask for a more brilliant display of fireworks' (Classic CD)

'Hamelin's performance can only be described as sensational' (Piano International)



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>Henselt, Adolf : Concerto for piano & orchestra in F, Op 16
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Govan Town Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (12/02/1993-12/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Henselt, Adolf : Variations de Concert, for piano & orchestra on "Quand je quittai la Normandie" from Meyerbeer's Rob
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Govan Town Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (12/02/1993-12/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Alkan, Charles-Valentin : Concerto da camera, for piano & orchestra no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 10/2
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Govan Town Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (12/02/1993-12/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1834

>Alkan, Charles-Valentin : Concerto da camera, for piano & orchestra no 1 in A minor, Op. 10/1
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Govan Town Hall, Glasgow, Scotland (12/02/1993-12/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1832