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Expanded Edition - Grieg, Schumann, Etc / Perahia, Et Al


Release Date: 07/27/2004 
Label:  Sony Classical Masterworks Catalog #: 92736   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Robert SchumannEdvard GriegFelix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Murray Perahia
Conductor:  Sir Colin DavisSir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

Imported from : ARGENTINA   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Murray Perahia’s account of the Grieg Concerto is utterly absorbing. The playing is brilliant, but the pianist’s approach, more Chopinesque than Lisztian, keeps that brilliance at the service of larger expressive goals. The result is a performance aglow with understated intensity, one in which the prevalent feeling is often melancholy, at times even bleak. Sir Colin Davis draws a wonderfully refined accompaniment from the Bavarian orchestra in this live reading of the score. The recording, from Munich’s Philharmonic Hall, is excellent and effectively captures the beautiful tone Perahia coaxes from his piano. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Murray Perahia’s account of the Grieg Concerto is utterly absorbing. The playing is brilliant, but the pianist’s approach, more Chopinesque than Lisztian, keeps that brilliance at the service of larger expressive goals. The result is a performance aglow with understated intensity, one in which the prevalent feeling is often melancholy, at times even bleak. Sir Colin Davis draws a wonderfully refined accompaniment from the Bavarian orchestra in this live reading of the score. The recording, from Munich’s Philharmonic Hall, is excellent and effectively captures the beautiful tone Perahia coaxes from his piano. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Venue:  Philharmonie Gasteig, Munich, Germany 
Length: 30 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Philharmonie Gasteig, Munich, Germany (01/14/1987 - 01/17/1987) 
2.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Venue:  Philharmonie Gasteig, Munich, Germany 
Length: 28 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Philharmonie Gasteig, Munich, Germany (01/13/1987 - 01/16/1987) 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 40: Finale "Presto scherzando" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Venue:  CBS Studios, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: CBS Studios, London, England (08/23/1974 - 08/24/1974) 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro affettuoso
II. Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso
III. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
III. Finale. Presto scherzando from Concerto No. 2 in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40

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