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Schumann, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Freire, Kempe, Munich Po


Release Date: 07/01/1991 
Label:  Cbs Odyssey Catalog #: 46269   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Edvard GriegRobert Schumann
Performer:  Nelson Freire
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

[O]ne of the most interesting young virtuosi playing and a master-conductor in charge of the orchestra: that formula should ensure sufficient commercial success without any help from me... [I]n the Grieg...there are a number of intensely compelling moments that put this among the most attractive accounts of this much-recorded concerto—the cadenza in the first movement superbly controlled through the widest dynamic range, Kempe's beautiful tutti in the slow movement taken slowly and flexibly, Freire's clean touch at a modest tempo in the finale, the gorgeously seductive (ran quills section, and the superbly sprung 3/4 rhythm of the coda, taken slower but with far more lilt than is usual.

-- Gramophone [12/1968, reviewing the
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1968 
2. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Nelson Freire (Piano)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 

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