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Nottingham Classics - Friday 3rd February

BBC Philharmonic with Benjamin Grosvenor playing Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns and Debussy.

Other performances of the works, and recordings by the soloists on this page.


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Benjamin Grosvenor piano plays works by Bach/Busoni · Chopin · Franck · Liszt · Mendelssohn

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Product no.: 478 3527

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921): Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.22, R.190; The Carnival of the Animals (Grande Fantaisie Zoölogique), R.125: The Swan (Arr. Godowsky)

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): Piano Concerto in G Major, M.83; Prelude In A Minor 1:27

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937): Rhapsody In Blue; Love Walked In

Benjamin Grosvenor piano, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by James Judd

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Product no.: 478 5334
Music inspired by dance on this second CD for Decca by Benjamin Grosvenor
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Product no.: HMU907629
Vadym Kholodenko pianoThe Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya
 
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16 (1869); Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op.22 (1868)

 

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Product no.: HMU907605

Vadym Kholodenko piano

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971): Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Transcendental Études

Winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for "mesmerizing and exhilarating" performances that brought the crowd to their feet, "[cheering] him like a rock star" -- Cincinnati Enquirer.

Also taking home prizes for best performance of the piano quintet and best performance of the commissioned work, he showed his aptitude in both recital and chamber music, then highlighted the Final Round with two stunning concerti with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Leonard Slatkin. His cadenza in Mozart's Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467--which he composed himself on the plane from Moscow to the Competition--was praised as "fascinatingly contrapuntal," showing "the guts of a true superartist" -- San Francisco Classical Voice.

"Kholodenko was, well, awesome. (...) This was not simply a display of grand tone and steely technique, but a case study in how to put such attributes to consistently musical use." -- Montreal Gazette

"There seemed to me to be a real joy in his playing that communicated itself to the highly appreciative audience. It certainly won me over." -- Stage Left

"In Kholodenko's hands, the music [of Stravinsky's Pétrouchka] danced. It lilted and twirled and zipped and jolted with dizzying speed and accuracy. (...) this was a virtuosic display not of piano playing, but of thrilling music-making." -- Dallas Observer

"He played the music, but he also played the intent, and that is a rare quality. Suddenly, this music stopped being an elaborate etude and became a piece of theater music." -- theaterjones.com

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Product no.: CDA67780

SCHUMANN Kinderszenen Op 15

SCHUMANN Davidsbündlertänze Op 6

SCHUMANN Piano Sonata No 2 in g Op 22

Angela Hewitt (piano)

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Product no.: CDA67797

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Sonata in A flat major Op 26
Piano Sonata in F major Op 10 No 2
Piano Sonata in E minor Op 90
Piano Sonata in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op 27 No 2

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Product no.: CDS44421-35

BACH Complete Piano Music Recordings by Angela Hewitt

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Product no.: CDA67919

Mozart:
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595

Angela Hewitt (piano)

Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Hannu Lintu

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Product no.: CDA67875

Gabriel Fauré:

Thème & Variations, Op.73

Valse-caprice, Op.30

Valse-caprice, Op.38

Nocturne No.5 in B flat major, Op.37

Nocturne No.6 in D flat major, Op.63

Nocturne No.13 in B minor, Op.119

Ballade in F sharp major for solo piano or piano & orchestra, Op.19

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Product no.: CDA67980

BACH The Art of Fugue BWV1080

Angela Hewitt piano

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Product no.: CDA68086
Piano Sonatas Opp 2/2, 10/1, 78 & 110 ~ Angela Hewitt piano
 
Angela Hewitt has been much praised in her earlier recordings of Beethoven’s piano sonatas—displaying ‘exquisite taste’—and now turns her ‘uncluttered clarity of thought and inspired structural pacing’ to four more works spanning the composer’s career. As ever, Angela’s accompanying notes provide fascinating insights into both the music and her performances.
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Product no.: CDA68131

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): Piano Sonata in E major Op. 14 No.1; in G minor Op.49 No.1; in G major Op.49 No.2; in G major Op.31 No.1; in E flat major ‘Les adieux’ Op 81a

Angela Hewitt piano

Another instalment of Angela Hewitt’s much lauded Beethoven presents five piano sonatas, culminating with the masterly ‘Les adieux’.

As usual, Angela’s booklet notes muse compellingly on the music, performance practice and all things Beethovenian.

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