Howard Shelley -《卡尔克布雷纳 - 浪漫的钢琴协奏曲,第56集》(Kalkbrenner - The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto series Vol. 56)[FLAC]
浪漫的钢琴协奏曲,第56集 - Kalkbrenner : Piano Concertos(Howard Shelley)
卡尔克布雷纳：第二、三号钢琴协奏曲、慢板与朝气蓬勃的快板 The Romantic Piano Concerto 56 - Kalkbrenner 2 & 3
COMPOSER: Frederic Kalkbrenner
TITLE: The Romantic Piano Concerto volume 56
TRACKS: Piano Concerto No 2 in E minor opus 85. Piano Concerto No 3 in A minor opus 107. Adagio ed Allegro di bravura opus 102.
ORCHESTRA: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: Howard Shelley
ARTISTS: Howard Shelley
Artists: Howard Shelley (piano).
Composers: Friedrich Kalkbrenner.
Conductors: Howard Shelley.
Orchestras: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Tracks: FRIEDRICH KALKBRENNER (1785-1849)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 85
Piano Concerto No. 3 in A minor, Op. 107
Adagio ed Allegro di bravura, Op. 102
No. of Discs: 1
SKU #: 15841
Catalog #: CDA67843
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Composer: Friedrich Kalkbrenner
Audio CD (March 13, 2012)
Number of Discs: 1
If the name Friedrich Kalkbrenner is familiar at all, it’s probably for his famous suggestion that Chopin would benefit from three years of study with him (a bold offer the Pole wisely turned down). But, as Hyperion’s ever-expanding Romantic Piano Concerto series has repeatedly shown, received historical opinion and musical quality don’t always go hand in hand. With Volume 56 we reach the second and final instalment of Kalkbrenner’s concertos, dazzlingly played by Howard Shelley, directing the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra from the keyboard. For all that Kalkbrenner wasn’t afraid to write big, bold orchestral introductions, it’s when the pianist makes his entry that you realize what a jawdropping player he must have been, with writing of such glittering, glistening panache that it must have had those polite salon ladies reaching for their smelling salts.
By Luke Agati on July 18, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Kalkbrenner is one of those musical figures who not only endured a highly successful career on the European concert platform, but is another of those countless casualties of time. Despite having possessed an over-inflated ego, he won much acclaim in his day as a touring pianist who gave what the early nineteenth-century public wanted: a spectacular show incorporating commanding performances with brilliant virtuoso technique. As a performer he was `distinguished by his brilliancy' and `perfect command over the technical peculiarities of the pianoforte'. He was one of Europe's `shining stars' and while in London was foremost virtuoso of his time. His four concertos and concerted pieces for piano and orchestra written for his own performances not only show, in this latest recording, his profound knowledge for virtuoso keyboard writing, but above all were meant to capture the immediate attention of his admirers and wealthy patrons.
Having said all this, this recent Hyperion release of volume 56 of Romantic Piano Concertos featuring Kalkbrenner's Piano Concertos No. 2 & 3 (Opp.85 & 107 respectively) is a splendid addition to the series. In this recording, Howard Shelley again shows that he is a master of interpretation of early romantic piano music. He brings the composer's very soul back to life and perfectly recreates what audiences had heard when Kalkbrenner was at the keyboard. Here Shelley plays some of the most difficult passages written for piano, yet makes is sound so simple. `Shifting harmonies', beautiful melodies, `vacillating scansion', `leggiero ocatves' and `rapid passages of thirds' among many other idiosyncrasies of Kalkbrenner writing, are purely breathtaking. As for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, they ought to be hailed as one of the most inspiring ensembles of first-rate musicians to come from Australia. Well done to all!
Piano Concerto No 2 in E minor Op 85 [32'58]
1. Allegro maestoso [13'55]
2. La tranquillité: Adagio non troppo [7'00]
3. Rondo: Allegretto grazioso [12'03]
Piano Concerto No 3 in A minor Op 107 [24'11]
4. Allegro moderato [14'28]
5. Introduzione del Rondo: Maestoso sostenuto [2'26]
6. Rondo: Allegro vivace [7'17]
7. Adagio ed Allegro di bravura Op 102 [11'03]