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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 2, etc / Scherbakov, et al

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> Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44 - I. Allegro brillante
> Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44 - II. Andante non troppo
> Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44 - III. Allegro con fuoco
> Concert Fantasia in G major, Op. 56 - I. Quasi Rondo: Andante mosso
> Concert Fantasia in G major, Op. 56 - II. Contrastes: Andante cantabile

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concert Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 56
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"This performance of the Second piano concerto moves straight to the top of the pile (along with Pletnev's) as the reference edition of a work that so often comes across as heavy and dull. Not here! With swift tempos and a "take no prisoners" approach, the result is infinitely exciting. The first movement's huge contrasts in tempo and dynamics between first and second subjects (and beautifully executed transitions between them) practically define the Romantic aesthetic, chez Tchaikovsky. The slow movement's accompanied trio textures seldom have flowed more winsomely, and you have to hear Scherbakov to believe how thrillingly he flings himself into the finale's fistfuls of notes. It seems such a simple concept: play the living daylights out of the music. Why do so few pianists attempt it?... this is the one to own, and the excellently balanced sonics and modest price only seal the deal." -Classics Today (10/10)



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Works Details

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
  • Performers: Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano); Dmitry Yablonsky (Cello)
  • Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky
  • Ensemble: Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 5, Russian State Radio & TV, Moscow, Russia (05/05/2005-05/09/2005)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1880

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concert Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 56
  • Performers: Andrey Kudryavtsev (Violin); Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano); Dmitry Yablonsky (Cello)
  • Conductor: Dmitry Yablonsky
  • Ensemble: Russian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Studio 5, Russian State Radio & TV, Moscow, Russia (05/05/2005-05/09/2005)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884