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The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 22 - Busoni / Hamelin, Elder, Birmingham

Release Date: 12/14/1999 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67143   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraCity of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc was nominated for the 2000 Gramophone magazine award for "Best
Concerto Recording." It also received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)."
In his time, Ferruccio Busoni was known better as a pianist than as a composer. Indeed, he was thought to be among the greatest to ever play the instrument. However, it is as a composer that Busoni defined himself, and since his passing, his music has become a monument to his dreams.
His lavishly orchestrated Piano Concerto in C Major is a magnificently unique piece, so unusual that it is rarely performed in concert. Certainly a concerto of this length (over 70 minutes) is a rarity, but it is Busoni's distinctive musical vision that
Read more truly sets the piece apart. Sweeping the audience away as if on an ocean, Busoni's melodies pass through the majestic piece in waves. Lyrical, yet too subtle for a dance, the concerto is an immersion in Busoni's sensual world.
Mark Elder and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra capture the tactile nature of the music beautifully, and pianist Marc-André Hamelin has the deft touch required for Busoni's highly technical work. Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Piano with Orchestra and Male Chorus, Op. 39/K 247 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1904 
Date of Recording: 06/1999 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England 
Length: 73 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: German 

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