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The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 72 / Shelley, Tasmanian Symphony


Release Date: 07/28/2017 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68151  
Composer:  Cipriani Potter
Performer:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano No. 2 in D Minor by Cipriani Potter
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
2.
Concerto for Piano No. 4 in E Major by Cipriani Potter
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
3.
Variazioni di bravura on a Theme by Rossini by Cipriani Potter
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Fine Recording May 25, 2019 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "The name Cipriani Potter is not likely to bring nods of instant recognition from Arkivmusic patrons. Thus, Hyperion and its classy Romantic Piano Concerto series have done us a great favor by introducing 3 very accomplished works for piano and orchestra by this clearly obscure English composer. Two sparkling piano concertos and a 'bravura' set of variations comprise RPC's Volume 72, with Howard Shelley as soloist and conductor of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. These works date from the very late 1820's to the mid- 1830's, which seems to place Potter late in the period of transition to the fully developed Romantic Era. Still, I think it is possible to detect elements of the Classical Era in Potter's compositional style, which certainly emphasizes disciplined elegance. Elegance is clearly an operative descriptor here, as Potter does not seek to storm the ramparts in the style of Beethoven. If any comparison is at all possible, I'd tentatively suggest a melding of the traits that made Haydn and Mendelssohn what they were. Does this make any sense? Hard to say, but one thing is certain. This is a very enjoyable recording, with excellent sound qualities and a fine performance by soloist and orchestra. In short, a solid addition to Hyperion's monumental Romantic Piano Concerto series. Definitely worth a listen." Report Abuse
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