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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos / Leonskaja, Masur, New York Philharmonic

Leonskaja, Elisabeth
Release Date: 11/24/2008 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 69451  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Elisabeth Leonskaja
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Leonskaja is a splendid Tchaikovskian and she finds a sympathetic partner in Kurt Masur. Their account of the elusive Second Piano Concerto is very fine, weighty, expansive and compelling. The finale is forceful in it’s exuberance, powerful and exciting...The Third Concerto follows on with equal success, and offers brilliant playing with plenty of zest and ardour from soloist and orchestra alike.

- Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music
Leonskaja is a splendid Tchaikovskian and she finds a sympathetic partner in Kurt Masur. Their account of the elusive Second Piano Concerto is very fine, weighty, expansive and compelling. The finale is forceful in it’s exuberance, powerful and exciting...The Third Concerto follows on with equal success, and offers brilliant playing with plenty of zest and ardour from soloist and orchestra alike.

- Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1880; Russia 
3. Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 75 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
4. Concert Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 56 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Elisabeth Leonskaja (Piano)
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 

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