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Dussek: Concerto for Two Pianos & Chamber Works / Lubimov, Pashchenko, Finnish Baroque Orchestra

Release Date: 11/16/2018 
Label:  Alpha Classics   Catalog #: 416  
Composer:  Jan Ladislav Dussek
Performer:  Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-PilchAlexei LubimovTommi HyytinenRiitta-Liisa Ristiluoma,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  META4 String QuartetFinnish Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alexei Lubimov is one of the most admired pianists of his generation, particularly for his exploration of rarely-played repertoire on period instruments. Together with his disciple, harpsichordist and pianist Olga Pashchenko, a rising star of the new generation, and accompanied by the musicians of the Finnish Baroque Orchestra, they embark on a voyage of discovery into the music of Czech composer Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812), with world premiere recordings on period instruments of his Concerto for Two Pianos and Notturno concertant. A trailblazing early romantic composer, Dussek created an innovative piano music style marked by a harmonic richness and intense emotional expressivity. In 1845, Vaclav Tomasek wrote of him: “His fingers Read more resembled a chorus of ten singers… His truly declamatory style of performance, especially of cantabile movements, remains an ideal for every artistic achievement that no pianist after him has yet attained.” Now, we have the chance to see Alexei Lubimov rise to the occasion.



The performances of the two chamber works are airy and athletic, making the best possible case for Dussek’s appealing music, with its roots in 18th-century classicism, but with occasional anticipations of the Romanticism to come.

– Guardian (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

Notturno Concertante, Op. 68 by Jan Ladislav Dussek
Performer:  Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch (Violin), Alexei Lubimov (Fortepiano), Tommi Hyytinen (Horn)
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 41/C 172 by Jan Ladislav Dussek
Performer:  Riitta-Liisa Ristiluoma (Viola), Olga Pashchenko (Fortepiano), Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch (Violin),
Jukka Rautasalo (Cello), Anna Rinta-rahko (Double Bass)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799 
Concerto for 2 Pianos in B flat major, Op. 63 by Jan Ladislav Dussek
Performer:  Olga Pashchenko (Fortepiano), Alexei Lubimov (Fortepiano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  META4 String Quartet,  Finnish Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Berlin, Germany 

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