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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1, Etc / Graffman, Szell


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Great Performances Catalog #: 37263   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskySergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Gary Graffman
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Szell proves a convivial, alert partner in the First Concerto, providing deft touches that lift this account above the ordinary. Listen, for instance, to the syncopated brass figure beneath the apotheosis of the last movement's second subject. If Graffman eschews the demonic brilliance of Horowitz, his reading is all about Tchaikovsky.

-- Gramophone [1/2006, reviewing Sony 94737]

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Graffman's clear and straightforward pianism stands out for its bigness, presence, and authority. I especially love his feathery scintillation in the slow movement's scampering central interlude, and the
Read more lyrical reserve he brings to the opening movement's extensive unaccompanied solos.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing Sony 94737]
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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:  Gary Graffman (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1874 - 1875). 
2. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Gary Graffman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 
3. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Gary Graffman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
4. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 8 in A minor, Vivo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Gary Graffman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 

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