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Dvorak & Schumann: Piano Concertos / Hough, Nelsons


Release Date: 04/01/2016 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68099   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákRobert Schumann
Performer:  Stephen Hough
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release presents two rich piano concertos played by the unparalleled Stephen Hough, accompanied by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Schumann and Dvorak each wrote just one piano concerto, the latter being performed here in its fearsomely challenging original version. This recording also marks the Hyperion debut of conductor Andris Nelsons.

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Review:

Andris Nelsons and the CBSO clearly relish the symphonic nature of the Dvorak, and their playing is one of the great pleasures here. Hough enters the conversation with great subtlety and he's certainly unafraid to point out the score's lyrical beauties, allowing the music to unfold with suppleness without
Read more underplaying its drama or, where required, heft.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op. 33/B 63 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Bohemia 
2.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 PERFECT COMBINATION! May 10, 2019 By Wally B. (Augusta, GA) See All My Reviews "This is a wonderful Concerto with two great composers. And the Hyperion recording is very good - like being there. A must have CD." Report Abuse
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