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Ultimate Piano Concertos - The Essential Masterpieces

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andante and Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
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Notes & Reviews:

A must for piano fans, the great concerti by Chopin, Grieg and Rachmaninov are featured in this set, alongside Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann. Presenting some of the world's most eminent pianists and conductors, this set includes performances by Viktoria Postnikova and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (Tchaikovsky 1), Clifford Curzon and Hans Knappertsbusch (Beethoven 4 & 5) and Stephen Kovacevich and Colin Davis (Mozart).



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
  • Performer: Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
  • Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 38 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
  • Performer: Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Moshe Atzmón
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 32 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 31 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andante and Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 06/13/1830

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 32 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1841

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 33 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 38 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 27 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 31 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 42 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 34 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830