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Tchaikowsky: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Cherkassky, Berlin Philharmonic


Release Date: 05/11/1999 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 457751   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky
Conductor:  Leopold LudwigRichard Kraus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Major purchasing priorities among the latest batch of DG Originals include Shura Cherkassky's 1951-5 recordings of the first two Tchaikovsky piano concertos, the Second featuring Siloti's abridged slow movement and the most vivacious finale imaginable. The playing in the First Concerto creates a dazzling array of tonal colours, though the manner of phrasing is sometimes distinctly unusual. Leopold Ludwig and Richard Kraus conduct the Berlin Philharmonic (in Nos. I and 2, respectively) and the sound quality is truthful to the excellent mono originals.

-- Gramophone [7/1999]
Major purchasing priorities among the latest batch of DG Originals include Shura Cherkassky's 1951-5 recordings of the first two Tchaikovsky piano concertos, the Second featuring Siloti's abridged slow movement and the most vivacious finale imaginable. The playing in the First Concerto creates a dazzling array of tonal colours, though the manner of phrasing is sometimes distinctly unusual. Leopold Ludwig and Richard Kraus conduct the Berlin Philharmonic (in Nos. I and 2, respectively) and the sound quality is truthful to the excellent mono originals.

-- Gramophone [7/1999]
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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:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Conductor:  Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1874 - 1875). 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Kraus
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1880; Russia 

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 G, Op.44 - Revised By A.L. Siloti: 1. Allegro brillante
Piano Concerto No.2 In G, Op.44 - Revised By A.L. Siloti: 2. Andante non troppo
Piano Concerto No.2 In G, Op.44 - Revised By A.L. Siloti: 3. Allegro con fuoco

Customer Reviews

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 Lots of errors September 20, 2012 By Thomas Altvater (Germantown, MD) See All My Reviews "If you want a quality recording of the Piano Concerto No 1 Tschaikowsky, don't buy this one." Report Abuse
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