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Hummel: Piano Concerto In E, Etc / Shelley, London Mozart


Release Date: 11/17/1998 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9687   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Howard ShelleyHagai Shaham
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded in: St Silas The Martyr, Kentish Town, London 1-2 April 1998 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Jonathan Cooper Richard Smoker (Assistant) Recorded in: St Silas The Martyr, Kentish Town, London 1-2 April 1998 Producer(s) Brian Couzens Sound Engineer(s) Jonathan Cooper Richard Smoker (Assistant) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in E major, Op. 110 "Les Adieux" by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano and Violin in G major, Op. 17 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Hagai Shaham (Violin), Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1805; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 A lovely surprise March 23, 2017 By JB R. (Graton, CA) See All My Reviews "To be honest, I discovered Johann Hummel's music with this disc, and in something of a roundabout way, learning first about him as being not only a pianist in the same era and locale as Beethoven, but a fellow student of the same piano teachers, and eventually an actual friend of Ludwig's (a man whom I gather did not have many friends) after almost giving up music altogether in the shadow of Herr Beethoven's staggering talent. The piano work in these concerti is certainly virtuoso material, beautifully performed by Mr Shelley, though it doesn't have the sense of immensity that I get from Beethoven; there is a sweeter, sometimes almost playful quality at work, but still carrying with it a sense of scale. I'll put it this way: if you play Beethoven on the stereo during a dinner party, even quietly, conversation almost stops over and over again, but with Hummel, I've found that the evening flows along with more continuity." Report Abuse
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