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The Golden Age Of The Romantic Piano Concerto

Various Soloists And Ensembles
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 50293   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joseph Joachim RaffBernhard StavenhagenFranz LisztEugčne d' Albert,   ... 
Performer:  Michael PontiRoland KellerJerome RoseEugene List,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard KappJörg FaerberPaul AngererPierre Cao,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Symphony OrchestraPforzheim Southwest German Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 20 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For many of the works in this collection, these recordings were the world premiers. In the 1960s and 70s the Vox Candide and Turnabout labels did much to enrich the collector's knowledge and appreciation of the bywaters of the repertoire. Many of the composers who were recorded by Vox have since fared well as result of these recordings, and many labels have continued in the pioneering spirit of Vox. In the 1960s the thought of all the Reinecke, Moscheles and Reis concertos being available would be a pipe dream. Happily, the collector now has more choice than ever before. These Vox recordings were in the vanguard of the movement to reassess unusual and neglected works and bring them to a wider public Any survey of the genre cannot hope to Read more embrace every work, and the collector won't find Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg Mozart or Saint-Saens here. They will find however an extraordinary collection of concertos by some of the big names, and also by composers who played significant roles in the development of the piano and piano playing, and who influenced greater composers. From the charming work, brilliant and effective in the Mozartian mould, of Cramer and Czerny, to the barnstorming virtuosity of Scharwenka, little here is revolutionary, but all of it is bursting with attractive melody and spectacular piano playing. Volkmann's Konzertstuck is a wonderfully crafted work of great skill, and typical of many produced by composers of huge talent that operated at just below the level of genius, and who have therefore been overshadowed by the big names. Adolf von Henselt was one of the major rivals to Liszt -- in fact he was the rival Liszt shied away from competing with, as his technique was truly amazing. If ever there was an example of the 19th century romantic virtuoso concerto the F minor by Henselt is it. It is a work of eye watering difficulty to play, and is also great fun to listen to -- a real high point of this collection. As this collection shows, around the big mountains are some very interesting foothills that are rewarding to explore for the curious listeners eager to widen their knowledge of the repertoire. Comprehensive booklet notes on each work included on a bonus CD-ROM.

Albert:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E major, Op. 12
Michael Ponti (piano)
Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, Paul Angerer

Alkan:

Concerto da Camera in C sharp minor Op. 10 No. 2
Michael Ponti (piano)
Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, Paul Angerer

Balakirev:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major
Michael Ponti (piano)
Westfälisches Sinfonieorchester, Siegfried Landau

Barber:

Piano Concerto Op. 38
Abbott Ruskin (piano)
M.I.T. Symphony Orchestra, David Epstein

Beach:

Piano Concerto, Op. 45
Mary-Louise Boehm (piano)
Westfälisches Sinfonieorchester, Siegfried Landau

Berwald:

Piano Concerto in D major
Michael Ponti (piano)
Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, Paul Angerer

Chopin:

Allegro de Concert in A major Op. 46
Michael Ponti (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach

Clementi:

Piano Sonata in C major, Op. 20
Felicja Blumental (piano)
Prague New Chamber Orchestra, Alberto Zedda

Cramer:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in C minor, Op. 48
Akiko Sagara (piano)
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Czerny:

Divertissement de Concert, Op. 204
Michael Ponti (piano) Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, Paul Angerer

Field:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat major, H31
Rena Kyriakou (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Carl-August Bunte
Gershwin:

Piano Concerto in F major
Eugene List (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Samuel Adler

Glazunov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B major Op. 100
Michael Ponti (piano)
Westfälisches Sinfonieorchester, Siegfried Landau

Goetz:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op 18
Michael Ponti (piano)
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Henselt:

Piano Concerto in F minor Op. 16
Michael Ponti (piano)
Philharmonia Hungarica, Othmar Maga

Hiller:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 69
Michael Ponti (piano)
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment
Konzertstück for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 113
Jerome Rose (piano)
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Hummel:

Concertino in G major Op. 73
Martin Galling (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Carl-August Bunte
Piano Concerto in E major, Op. 110 'Les Adieux'
Hans Kann (piano)
Hamburger Symphoniker, Herbert Beissel

Kalkbrenner:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op 61
Hans Kann (piano)
Hamburger Symphoniker, Herbert Beissel

Lalo:

Piano Concerto in F minor
Marylène Dosse (piano)
Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Matthias Kuntzsch

Liszt:

Fantasie über Motive aus Beethovens Ruinen von Athen, S389 (cl852)
Louis Lortie (piano)
Residentie Orchestra The Hague, George Pehlivanian
Concerto pathétique for Piano and Orchestra, S365a
Louis Lortie (piano)
Residentie Orchestra The Hague, George Pehlivanian
Malédiction, S121 Op. 452
Michael Ponti (piano)
Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, Paul Angerer
Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra
Michael Ponti (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach

Schubert: (Orchestration by Liszt):

Wandererfantasie S366
Louis Lortie (piano)
Residentie Orchestra The Hague, George Pehlivanian

Litolff:

Concerto Symphonique No. 3 in E flat major
Michael Ponti (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach

Lyapunov:

Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes, Op. 28
Michael Ponti (piano)
Westfälisches Sinfonieorchester, Siegfried Landau

MacDowell:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor Op. 23
Eugene List (piano)
Westfälisches Sinfonieorchester, Siegfried Landau

Mayr:

Piano Concerto No.1 in C
Maria Littauer (piano)
Hamburger Symphoniker, Alois Springer

Medtner:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E minor, Op. 60 'Ballade'
Michael Ponti (piano)
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Mendelssohn:

Capriccio Brillant in B minor Op. 22
Michael Ponti (piano)

Moscheles:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in G minor Op. 58
Michael Ponti (piano)
Philharmonia Hungarica, Othmar Maga
Mosonyi:

Piano Concerto in E minor
Jerome Rose (piano)
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Moszkowski: Piano Concerto in E major, Op. 59
Michael Ponti (piano)
Philharmonia Hungarica, Hans Richard Stracke

Pierné:

Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 12
Marylène Dosse (piano)
Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Matthias Kuntzsch

Raff:

Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 185
Michael Ponti (piano)
Hamburger Symphoniker, Richard Kapp
Frühlingsode
Michael Ponti (piano)
Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, Paul Angerer

Reinecke:

Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor, Op. 72
Michael Ponti (piano)
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Rheinberger:

Piano Concerto in A flat, Op. 94
Michael Ponti (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Volker Schmidt-Gertenbach

Ries:

Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op. 55
Maria Littauer (piano)
Hamburger Symphoniker, Alois Springer

Roussel:

Piano Concerto in G Major, Op. 36
Maria Littauer (piano)
Hamburger Symphoniker, Alois Springer

Rubinstein:

Piano Concerto No. 4 in D minor, Op. 70
Michael Ponti (piano)
Philharmonia Hungarica, Othmar Maga

Scharwenka:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 56
Michael Ponti (piano)
Hamburger Symphoniker, Richard Kapp

Schellendorff:

Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 10
Michael Ponti (piano)
Westfälisches Sinfonieorchester, Richard Kapp

Schumann:

Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G major, Op. 92
Michael Ponti (piano)
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment

Sinding:

Piano Concerto in D flat major, Op. 6
Roland Keller (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Jörg Faerber

Stavenhagen:

Piano Concerto in B minor, Op. 4
Roland Keller (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Jörg Faerber

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 75
Michael Ponti (piano)
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Louis de Froment
Concert Fantasy, Op. 56
Michael Ponti (piano)
Prague Symphony Orchestra, Richard Kapp

Thalberg:

Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 5
Michael Ponti (piano)
Westfälisches Sinfonieorchester, Richard Kapp

Volkmann:

Konzertstück for piano and orchestra, Op. 42
Jerome Rose (piano)
Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg, Pierre Cao

Weber:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, J. 98, Op. 11
Roland Keller (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Kohler
Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, J. 155, Op. 32
Roland Keller (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Kohler
Polacca brillante in E major, J. 268, Op. 72, "L'hilarite"
Louis Lortie (piano)
Residentie Orchestra The Hague, George Pehlivanian

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in C minor, Op. 185 by Joseph Joachim Raff
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Wiesbaden, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B minor, Op. 4 by Bernhard Stavenhagen
Performer:  Roland Keller (Piano)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894 
3.
Malédiction, S 121 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pforzheim Southwest German Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1840; Switzerland 
4.
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra no 2 in E major, Op. 12 by Eugčne d' Albert
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Cao
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893 
5.
Concerto for Piano in E minor by Mihály Mosonyi
Performer:  Roland Keller (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Cao
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Hungary 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 11 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Roland Keller (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegfried Köhler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1810; Germany 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 32 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Roland Keller (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegfried Köhler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Germany 
8.
Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra by Robert Volkmann
Performer:  Jerome Rose (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Cao
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Germany 
9.
Concerto for Piano in D major by Franz Berwald
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pforzheim Southwest German Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Sweden 
10.
Concerto da camera for Piano and Orchestra no 2 in C sharp minor by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pforzheim Southwest German Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1834; England 
11.
Introduction and Allegro appassionato for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 92 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis de Froment
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
12.
Ode au printemps, Op. 76 by Joseph Joachim Raff
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Kapp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Wiesbaden, Germany 
13.
Totentanz, S 126 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  V. Schmidt-Gertenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1859; Weimar, Germany 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in E minor, Op. 60 by Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Cao
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1940-1943; France 
15.
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 
16.
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 
17.
Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 6 by Christian Sinding
Performer:  Roland Keller (Piano)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
18.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 18 by Hermann Goetz
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Cao
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
19.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 23 by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Eugene List (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegfried Landau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1886; Germany 
20.
Concerto for Piano in F major by George Gershwin
Performer:  Eugene List (Piano)
Conductor:  Siegfried Landau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
21.
Concerto for Piano, Op. 38 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Abbott Ruskin (Piano)
Conductor:  David Epstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  MIT Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
22.
Concerto for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 45 by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer:  Mary Louise Boehm (Piano)
Conductor:  Samuel Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; USA 
23.
Concerto for Piano in F minor, Op. 16 by Adolf Henselt
Performer:  Hans Kann (Piano), Jerome Rose (Piano), Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Cao,  Heribert Beissel,  Othmar M. F. Mága,  Volke Schmidt-Gertenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra,  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Hungarica  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Russia 
24.
Konzertstück for Piano, Op. 113 by Ferdinand Hiller
Performer:  Jerome Rose (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Cao
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1865; Germany 
25.
Allegro de concert in A major, B 72/Op. 46 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1841; Paris, France 
26.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 61 by Frederic Kalkbrenner
Performer:  Hans Kann (Piano)
Conductor:  Heribert Beissel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823 
27.
Concerto for Piano in E major, Op. 110 "Les Adieux" by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Hans Kann (Piano)
Conductor:  Heribert Beissel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Concerto for Piano in C major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Felicja Blumental (Piano)
Conductor:  Alberto Zedda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague New Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; London, England 
29.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in A flat major, H 31 by John Field
Performer:  Rena Kyriakou (Piano)
Conductor:  Carl-August Bünte
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; England 
30.
Concertino for Piano in G major, Op. 73 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Martin Galling (Piano)
Conductor:  Carl-August Bünte
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1816; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 48 by Johann Baptist Cramer
Performer:  Akiko Sagara (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Cao
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Luxembourg Radio/Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1811; England 
32.
Divertissement de concert, Op. 204 by Carl Czerny
Performer:  Michael Ponti (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Angerer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pforzheim Southwest German Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
33.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 55 by Ferdinand Ries
Performer:  Maria Littauer (Piano)
Conductor:  Alois Springer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

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