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The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 61 - Dohler, Dreyschock / Shelley, Tasmanian SO

Dohler / Dreyschock / Shelley / Tasmanian Sym Orch
Release Date: 09/10/2013 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67950  
Composer:  Theodor DohlerAlexander Dreyschock
Performer:  Howard Shelley
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Romantic Piano Concerto series reaches Volume 61, and continues to probe into the obscurest depths of the nineteenth-century piano world. Döhler’s Piano Concerto in A major and Dreyschock’s Salut à Vienne are both first recordings. The two composer-pianists were contemporaries, both child prodigies and both hugely admired in their day. Today their names are not even faintly familiar to concert-goers.

Döhler’s Concerto is pure entertainment: a lavishly ornamented virtuoso confection that requires a high-wire act from the soloist from start to finish. Dreyschock’s Morceau de concert, Op 27, is dedicated to the Philharmonic Society of London. It opens with a Beethovenian declamation—and indeed throughout the
Read more piece there are allusions to several Beethoven works, notably the ‘Appassionata’ Sonata. Salut à Vienne is a lighthearted but highly effective showpiece.

These all-but-forgotten works live again through the stylish artistry and technical brilliance of Howard Shelley, who is both soloist and conductor of his long-term collaborators, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano in A major, Op. 7 by Theodor Dohler
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836 
2. Morceau de concert in C minor, Op. 27 by Alexander Dreyschock
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
3. Salut à Vienne, Op. 32 "Rondo brillant" by Alexander Dreyschock
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 

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