The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 82 - Elmas: Piano Concertos / Shelley, Tasmanian Symphony

Release Date: 1/8/2021
Label: Hyperion
Catalog Number: 68319
Composer: Stéphan Elmas
Performer: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If the warmly Romantic bloom on these concertos suggests the spirit of an earlier generation—both works date from the 1880s—the music of Stéphan Elmas retains its own distinctive voice, a voice heard to best advantage in Howard Shelley's persuasive accounts.



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Howard Shelley’s nuanced and sweeping phrasing, his wide dynamic range and his perpetually singing tone convey both urgency and nobility to the point where he convinces you that this is great music. He also elicits hearty playing from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, with balances that bring the winds and brass to the forefront. Not the most essential offering in Hyperion’s valuable series, but Shelley’s persuasive performances are self-recommending to those who’ve been steadfastly collecting each volume.

– Gramophone

Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor by Stéphan Elmas
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
2. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in D minor by Stéphan Elmas
Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
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