Hummel: Piano Concerto In A, Etc / Shelley, Et Al

Release Date: 4/18/2006
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 10374
Performer: Howard Shelley
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players, one of the UK's most distinguished chamber orchestras, have recorded many works by Hummel. Chandos has been renowned for championing Hummel's music since the premiere recordings of his piano concertos in 1987 received the Gramophone 'concerto' award. The company's exposure of this increasingly admired composer has ensured that he is finally beginning to enjoy the popularity he deserves. 'Shelley...is outstanding in this music, synthesizing the classical and romantic elements perfectly. A natural Mozartian, he allies his poise and clarity to a fearless technique, and absorbs Hummel's most ostentatious demands into the musical fabric, giving the decorative solo part the necessary grace and piquancy.' - Gramophone 'Critics Choice' of January 2000 on CHAN9867 (Hummel)
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano in A major, S 4/WoO 24 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic
Written: 1790s ; Vienna, Austria
2. O du lieber Augustin, S 47/WoO 2 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic
Written: c1803 ;
3. Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 116 "Oberons Zauberhorn" by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Rondo brillant for Piano and Orchestra in F major, Op. 127 "Le retour à Londres" by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ;
5. Le Retour à Londres, Op. 127 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Weimar, Germany
6. O du lieber Augustin, S 47/WoO 2 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic
Written: c1803 ;
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