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Liebermann: Piano Concertos /Hough, Liebermann, Bbc Scottish


Release Date: 06/10/1997 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66966   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Stephen Hough
Conductor:  Lowell Liebermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lowell Liebermann's 'Concerto for Piano no 2' was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Contemporary Composition."
Composer Lowell Liebermann's disc of his piano concertos offers interesting material for those who enjoy contemporary music, and for the novice. His accessible (although by no means simplistic) compositional style and idiomatic writing for piano and orchestra are effectively used to create works of depth and beauty. His first piano concerto is in the standard three-movement form, with two fast movements separated by the second "Larghissimo" movement. While the entire concerto has a great sense of unity, each movement has a decidedly individual character. The final movement, subtitled "Maccaber Dance,"
Read more is wildly inventive with elements from the first movement turned sideways and upside down. Liebermann's second concerto was written some time after his first, and demonstrates a later writing style. Lyrical, even romantic, but nonetheless heavily structured, it is a four-movement work that includes a rhythmically inventive scherzo "Presto" second movement. In addition to the two piano concertos on the disc, selections from Liebermann's 'Album for the Young' can be heard. Certainly the bewitching "Starry Night" and the lilting "Hommage a Alkan" stand out, and pianist Stephen Hough performs admirably throughout the entire recording, as does the composer, who conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1, Op. 12 by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Lowell Liebermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland 
Length: 19 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2, Op. 36 by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor:  Lowell Liebermann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland 
Length: 28 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3.
Album for the Young, Op. 43: no 6, Ostinato by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4.
Album for the Young, Op. 43: no 12, Hommage à Fauré by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5.
Album for the Young, Op. 43: no 11, Starry Night by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
6.
Album for the Young, Op. 43: no 8, Rainy Day by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
7.
Album for the Young, Op. 43: no 14, Hommage à Alkan by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
8.
Album for the Young, Op. 43: no 10, Lullaby by Lowell Liebermann
Performer:  Stephen Hough (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 6 Secs. 

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