Tchaikovsky: Complete Piano Concertos
Wydawca: Newton Classics
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- Newton Classics
- Viktoria Postnikova, Wiener Symphoniker, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
The underrated Second Concerto (1880) was for many years performed in a cut version made by Tchaikovsky’s pupil Siloti. This cut the jewel of the concerto – the ‘triple concerto’-like second movement for violin, cello and piano. Happily the recording in this set is of the original version. It is a very strong work, with great tunes and a tremendously virtuosic solo part – the huge cadenza in the first movement is especially impressive.
The Third Concerto (1893) – today only performed as a one-movement Konzertstück was created out of the abandoned Seventh Symphony in E major. The first movement of both concerto and symphony are almost identical, but then Tchaikovsky wrote an Andante and finale (orchestrated by Taneyev) as the other two movements, but abandoned these as well in favour of the one-movement work we hear today. The Third Concerto is technically very challenging for the performer, and contains some wonderful music.
Recording made in 1982