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Krenek: Complete Piano Concertos / Woods, Korzhev, Huebner, English Symphony


Release Date: 04/28/2017 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 0392  
Composer:  Ernst Krenek
Performer:  Mikhail KorzhevEric HuebnerNurit PachtAdrian Partington
Conductor:  Kenneth Woods
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ernst Krenek’s seven piano concertos – four for solo piano, one for two pianos, one with violin and one with organ – is one of the major concerto-series of the twentieth century, but perhaps also the least familiar. This second installment in their first complete recording reveals breath-taking bravura writing – in the virtuoso piano technique, the dazzling orchestration and the stylistic integration of serialism and good-natured recollection of Viennese tradition. Mikhail Korzhev is a pianist that “projects strength, atmosphere and the ability to tangle even the knottiest passages…” (International Record Review). He is equally active as a solo recitalist, performer with various chamber groups, a soloist with orchestras, and as a recording Read more artist. The first installment in this series received enthusiastic reviews in Gramophone, Diapason, and many other sources, and instantly made it to the shortlist of best new releases by Sunday Times (London) and Fanfare magazine. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano No. 4, Op. 123 by Ernst Krenek
Performer:  Mikhail Korzhev (Piano)
Conductor:  Kenneth Woods
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; United States 
2.
Concerto for 2 Pianos, Op. 127 by Ernst Krenek
Performer:  Mikhail Korzhev (Piano), Eric Huebner (Piano)
Conductor:  Kenneth Woods
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; United States 
3.
Concerto for Violin and Piano, Op. 124 "Double Concerto" by Ernst Krenek
Performer:  Mikhail Korzhev (Piano), Nurit Pacht (Violin)
Conductor:  Kenneth Woods
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; United States 
4.
Little Concerto for Piano and Organ, Op. 88 by Ernst Krenek
Performer:  Mikhail Korzhev (Piano), Adrian Partington (Organ)
Conductor:  Kenneth Woods
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; United States 

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