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The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 32 - Moscheles: Piano Concertos


Release Date: 07/08/2003 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67385   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Howard Shelley
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The continuation of our survey of Mosecheles piano concertos brings us to three works which have never been recorded before. The 1st Concerto, written in 1819, is a very Mozartean affair; though the younger composer had become a friend of Beethoven it seems the example of that composer's last three concertos hadn't been followed, instead we have a work full of charm, grace and untroubled lyrical melody. For his final three concertos (6,7 & 8) Moscheles broke away from the traditional three-movement structure and produced works that presage Liszt in their combination of fast and slow movements in one structure. These works, written in London in the 1830s, show that at the time Moscheles, later regarded as a tradtionalist, was then at the Read more forefront of the developing Romantic movement in music. The lessons of Beethoven, so absent in his first concerto, are now clearly learned. Howard Shelley has already proved himself the perfect exponent of the repertoire which bridges the classical and romantic period in music. His first Moscheles recording (Concertos 2 & 3 and 'Anticipations of Scotland' - CDA66276) has met with universal acclaim and this release will surely follow. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in F major, Op. 45 by Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819 
2. Concerto for Piano no 6 in B flat major, Op 90 "Fantastique" by Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833 
3. Concerto for Piano no 7 in C minor, Op. 93 "Pathétique" by Ignaz Moscheles
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1836 

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