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The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 7 - Henselt, Alkan: Piano Concertos / Hamelin, Brabbins


Release Date: 05/17/1994 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66717   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Adolf HenseltCharles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE / CRITICS' CHOICE BEST OF THE YEAR, BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE 'The phenomenal playing and superb musicianship of Marc-André Hamelin whose account of the staggeringly difficult Henselt Concerto is quite breathtaking. A thoroughly enjoyable disc well worth exploring' (Gramophone) 'An admirable disc for all lovers of bravura virtuoso piano writing' (CDReview) 'Recommended without reservation' (American Record Guide) 'You could hardly ask for a more brilliant display of fireworks' (Classic CD) 'Hamelin's performance can only be described as sensational' (Piano International) GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE / CRITICS' CHOICE BEST OF THE YEAR, BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE 'The phenomenal playing and superb musicianship of Marc-André Hamelin whose account of the staggeringly difficult Henselt Concerto is quite breathtaking. A thoroughly enjoyable disc well worth exploring' (Gramophone) 'An admirable disc for all lovers of bravura virtuoso piano writing' (CDReview) 'Recommended without reservation' (American Record Guide) 'You could hardly ask for a more brilliant display of fireworks' (Classic CD) 'Hamelin's performance can only be described as sensational' (Piano International) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano in F minor, Op. 16 by Adolf Henselt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Russia 
Length: 29 Minutes 44 Secs. 
2. Variations de Concert, Op. 11 "Quand je quittai la Normandie" by Adolf Henselt
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Russia 
Length: 17 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3. Concerto da camera for Piano and Orchestra no 2 in C sharp minor by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1834; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
4. Concerto da camera for Piano and Orchestra no 1 in A minor, Op. 10 by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1832; France 
Length: 14 Minutes 14 Secs. 

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