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Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 40 - Herz / Shelley, et al

Album Summary

>Herz, Henri : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 87
>Herz, Henri : Concerto for Piano no 4 in E major, Op. 131
>Herz, Henri : Concerto for Piano no 5 in F minor, Op. 180
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The latest installment of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto Series features Howard Shelley performing premiere recordings of Henri Herz piano concertos. If we can accept that music need not be profound to be enjoyed we should join the international music press in welcoming this revival of these works, the pop music of their time.

'Here, magnificently performed and recorded, is music to set heads nodding and feet tapping, the epitome of art which scorns profundity and elevates pianistic acrobatics to a high and elegant plane' (Gramophone)

'There's tremendous pleasure to be had from the music's sheer charm...and even more from its outbursts of exuberance. Unless you're on a strict musical diet that allows no dessert, this release, like its predecessor, will lift your spirits' (Fanfare, USA)

'Shelley has so much surplus energy that he can lift these entertaining works up to a level where they are so much more than just audible. They are at times even touching and beautiful' (Pianist Magazine)

'As on the previous release, Howard Shelley is both soloist and director. It would be hard to think of a more persuasive advocate. His passagework, however technically demanding the music, is always crystalline, and the sound is consistently warm and brilliant' (International Record Review)

'Howard Shelley is well up to the considerable technical challenges that these works present and, apart from phrasing intelligently himself, persuades the orchestra to follow suit. In all, a disc that looks on the bright side of life' (BBC Music Magazine)

'These charming concertos, the second of three volumes conducted by Shelley from the keyboard, are just the thing to set the feet tapping' (Observer)



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Works Details

>Herz, Henri : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 87
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Ensemble: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (09/02/2004-09/04/2004)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Herz, Henri : Concerto for Piano no 4 in E major, Op. 131
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Ensemble: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (09/02/2004-09/04/2004)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Herz, Henri : Concerto for Piano no 5 in F minor, Op. 180
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Ensemble: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (09/02/2004-09/04/2004)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1854