Rawsthorne: Piano Concertos / Bamert, Tozer, et al

> Piano Concerto No. 1 - I. Capriccio: Allegro molto - Presto
> Piano Concerto No. 1 - II. Chaconne: Andante con moto
> Piano Concerto No. 1 - III. Tarantella: Vivace
> Piano Concerto No. 2 - I. Allegro piacevole
> Piano Concerto No. 2 - II. Allegro molto
> Piano Concerto No. 2 - III. Intermezzo: Adagio semplice
> Piano Concerto No. 2 - IV. Allegro
> Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra - I. Allegro di bravura
> Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra - II. Adagio ma non troppo
> Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra - III. Theme and Variations: Allegretto con moto

Album Summary

>Rawsthorne, Alan : Concerto for Piano no 1
>Rawsthorne, Alan : Concerto for Piano no 2
>Rawsthorne, Alan : Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"This 1992 Chandos disc featuring pianist Geoffrey Tozer with pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska in the double concerto accompanied by Matthias Bamert leading the London Philharmonic presents a convincing case for all three works. Tozer has the technique to pull off Rawsthorne's often extravagant piano writing and the soul to make his more lyrical moments sing; Bamert and the LPO provide the proper balance of support and conflict and Cislowska is an admirable partner in the Two Piano Concerto. Recorded in big, colorful sound by Chandos, this disc will be of interest to anyone interested in English modernist composers." -All Music

BBC Music Magazine
There's a lot of energy in these pieces, and Tozer relishes it to the full, sometimes at the expense of the more contemplative passages. But he (and Gislowska) generally have a good handle on Rawsthorne's style.

Gramophone Magazine
Tozer is a man clearly as much in sympathy with the music as he is master of its not inconsiderable technical difficulties



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Works Details

>Rawsthorne, Alan : Concerto for Piano no 1
  • Performer: Geoffrey Tozer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Goldsmith's College, London, England (08/01/1992/08/02/1992)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1942

>Rawsthorne, Alan : Concerto for Piano no 2
  • Performer: Geoffrey Tozer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Goldsmith's College, London, England (08/01/1992/08/02/1992)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1951

>Rawsthorne, Alan : Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra
  • Performers: Tamara Cislowska (Piano); Geoffrey Tozer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Goldsmith's College, London, England (08/01/1992/08/02/1992)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1968