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Russian Piano Concertos / Various


Release Date: 04/27/2018 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95520  
Composer:  Sergei LyapunovAnton RubinsteinNikolai MedtnerMily Balakirev,   ... 
Performer:  Michael PontiFelicja BlumentalIn-Ju BangOxana Yablonskaya,   ... 
Conductor:  Dmitry YablonskyOthmar M. F. MágaHelmuth FroschauerPierre Cao,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic OrchestraPhilharmonia HungaricaVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 15 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This fascinating survey of the Russian (and Polish!) piano concerto includes the masterworks of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov – beloved examples at the pinnacle of both Russian music and the piano concerto genre – along with more- and lesser-known yet all eminently worthy works by composers from both Imperial and Soviet Russia and those by Paderewski, Scharwenka and Moszkowski, who were born in what today is Poland. Though the piano concerto is now inextricably linked in modern minds to the Russian repertoire, the area’s isolation meant that it would take some time for the genre to take hold there, but that it would grow into a unique, characteristic and varied expression. Apart from the jaw-dropping virtuosity and orchestral Read more brilliance of these works, they share that common Slavonic flavor, an undefinable mixture of melancholy and passion, whether smoldering or blazing. The recordings on this release date from between 1964 and 2016. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat minor, Op 4 by Sergei Lyapunov
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1896; Russia 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in E major, Op. 38 by Sergei Lyapunov
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
3.
Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Lyapunov
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Russia 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in D minor, Op. 70 by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Othmar M. F. Mága
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Russia 
5.
Conzertstück for Piano and Orchestra in A flat major, Op. 113 by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Felicja Blumental (Piano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1889; Russia 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in E minor, Op. 60 by Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Cao
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1940-1943; France 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in E flat major by Mily Balakirev
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegfried Landau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864/1884; Russia 
8.
Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Lyapunov
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegfried Landau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Russia 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 9 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  In-Ju Bang (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USSR 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 23 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  In-Ju Bang (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Moscow 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B major, Op. 100 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Oxana Yablonskaya (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; USSR 
12.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D major, Op. 50 "Youth" by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  Hsin-in Lin (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; Russia 
13.
Concerto for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 30 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Hsin-in Lin (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1883; Russia 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 92 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Oxana Yablonskaya (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910-1911; Russia 
15.
Concerto for Piano in D flat major by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Oxana Yablonskaya (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
16.
Concert-Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Oxana Yablonskaya (Piano)
Conductor:  Dmitry Yablonsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; USSR 
17.
Concerto for Piano in E major, Op. 59 by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Richard Stracke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Hungarica
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
18.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 56 by Franz Xaver Scharwenka
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Poland 
19.
Concerto for Piano in F minor, Op. 2 by Anton Arensky
Performer:  Maria Littauer (Piano)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
20.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 17 by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer:  Felicja Blumental (Piano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Poland 
21.
Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 20 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Drewantz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896; Russia 
22.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Derek Han (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Freeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
23.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Derek Han (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Freeman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1880; Russia 
24.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Klára Würtz (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Sirenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
25.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Bernd Glemser (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Sirenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
26.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1921; USA 
27.
Concerto for Piano left hand no 4 in B flat major, Op. 53 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Paris, France 
28.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D flat major, Op. 10 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1912; Russia 
29.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Boris Giltburg (Piano)
Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USSR 
30.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Boris Giltburg (Piano)
Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
31.
Concerto for Piano by Boris Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Olga Solovieva (Piano)
Conductor:  Timur Mynbaev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
32.
Piano Concerto, Op. 14 by Alexandr V. Mosolov
Performer:  Steffen Schleiermacher (Piano)
Conductor:  Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1927 
33.
Concerto for Piano No. 2, Op. 28 "For the Left Hand Only" by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stefan Doniga (Piano)
Conductor:  David Porcelijn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
34.
Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 32 by Sergei Bortkiewicz
Performer:  Stefan Doniga (Piano)
Conductor:  David Porcelijn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 

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