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Ultimate Piano Concertos - The Essential Masterpieces


Release Date: 03/11/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001079202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskySergei RachmaninovEdvard GriegFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Viktoria PostnikovaCristina OrtizJorge BoletClifford Curzon,   ... 
Conductor:  Gennadi RozhdestvenskyMoshe AtzmónRiccardo ChaillyHans Knappertsbusch,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Length: 22 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 2nd movement, Andantino semplice by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 3rd movement, Allegro con fuoco by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Viktoria Postnikova (Piano)
Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1st movement, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor:  Moshe Atzmón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 10 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor:  Moshe Atzmón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 10 Minutes 57 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 3rd movement, Allegro scherzando by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor:  Moshe Atzmón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Length: 11 Minutes 44 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 1st movement, Allegro molto moderato by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 13 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 3rd movement, Allegro moderato molto e marcato by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 11 Minutes 36 Secs. 
10.
Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54: 1st movement, Allegro affettuoso by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Length: 15 Minutes 47 Secs. 
12.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54: 2nd movement, Intermezzo - Andante by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54: 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 44 Secs. 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58: 1st movement, Allegro moderato by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 18 Minutes 41 Secs. 
15.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58: 2nd movement, Andante con moto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 39 Secs. 
17.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 1st movement, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 19 Minutes 58 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
19.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 1st movement, Allegro maestoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 34 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
21.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
22.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503: 1st movement, Allegro Maestoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 14 Minutes 55 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
24.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503: 3rd movement, Allegretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 10 Secs. 
25.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 1st movement, Allegro maestoso by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 20 Minutes 50 Secs. 
26.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 11 Minutes 17 Secs. 
27.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 3rd movement, Rondo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 10 Minutes 21 Secs. 
28.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 1st movement, Maestoso by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 14 Minutes 45 Secs. 
29.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 10 Minutes 7 Secs. 
30.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 3rd movement, Rondo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23: 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23: 3. Allegro con fuoco
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 1. Moderato
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 2. Adagio sostenuto
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 3. Allegro scherzando
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16: 1. Allegro molto moderato
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16: 2. Adagio
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16: 3. Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Quasi presto - Andante maestoso
Rondo capriccioso, Op.14
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: 1. Allegro affettuoso
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: 2. Intermezzo (Andantino grazioso)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54: 3. Allegro vivace

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