Busoni - Piano Concerto

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Busoni - Piano Concerto

Sakari Oramo, Kirill Gerstein (piano), Men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symph...

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Given its considerable practical and technical difficulties (some 75 minutes in length, calling for a men’s chorus in the finale, and presenting formidable demands to the soloist), its is remarkable that Ferruccio Busoni’s Piano Concerto Op.XXXIX has fared so well on disc over the years. Pianists from Busoni’s pupil Egon Petri, via Noel Mewton-Wood, Pietro Scarpini and John Ogdon, to Peter Donohoe, Garrick Ohlsson and Marc-André Hamelin have all set down memorable accounts, championing a work an... read more

Given its considerable practical and technical difficulties (some 75 minutes in length, calling for a men’s chorus in the finale, and presenting formidable demands to the soloist), its is remarkable t... read more

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