Gershwin & Ravel: Piano Concertos / Rogé, de Billy, VRSO

Release Date: 5/21/2021
Label: Oehms
Catalog Number: OC 1901
Performer: Pascal Rogé
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 111 Minutes

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$14.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

The award-winning French pianist Pascal Rogé presents a program of music by Gershwin and Ravel in a recording with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under Bertrand de Billy. Rogé’s affinity for the French style and empathy with jazz make him particularly suited to this repertoire. His recordings of French piano music have received Gramophone, Grand Prix du Disque and Edison awards. In addition to the classical-romantic repertoire of the Viennese and German schools, 20th-century French music is also one of his specialties. “An intelligent, richly enjoyable performance of the ravel Concerto.” (BBC Music Magazine) “Roge’s playing of Ravel’s Left-Hand concerto is masterly. He has complete technical regard for the work; more importantly, he appreciates the range of the music, its darkness, menace, anger, other-worldly escape, introspection and defiance.” (International Piano Magazine)

Works on This Recording
1. I. Allegro moderato by George Gershwin
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1925 ;
2. II. Andante con moto by George Gershwin
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1925 ;
3. III. Allegro agitato by George Gershwin
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1925 ;
4. I. Allegramente by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1931 ;
5. II. Adagio Assai by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1931 ;
6. III. Presto by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1931 ;
7. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; USA
8. An American in Paris by George Gershwin
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; USA
9. Lento by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1930 ;
10. Allegro - Tempo I by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1930 ;
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