Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto no.2; Piano Works by Grieg & Liszt | Audite AUDITE95742

Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto no.2; Piano Works by Grieg & Liszt

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Cat No: AUDITE95742

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 18th August 2017

Contents

Works

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 1 (8), op.12
» no.5 Folk Tune
» no.6 Norwegian Melody
Lyric Pieces: Book 3 (6), op.43
» no.2 Solitary traveller
» no.4 Little bird
Lyric Pieces: Book 5 (6), op.54
» no.1 Shepherd's Boy

Liszt, Franz

Hungarian Rhapsodies (19), S244
» no.5 in E minor
» no.10 in E major (Preludio)
Polonaises (2), S223
» no.2 in E major

Saint-Saens, Camille

Piano Concerto no.2 in G minor, op.22

Artists

Nelson Freire (piano)
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Conductor

Adam Fischer

Works

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 1 (8), op.12
» no.5 Folk Tune
» no.6 Norwegian Melody
Lyric Pieces: Book 3 (6), op.43
» no.2 Solitary traveller
» no.4 Little bird
Lyric Pieces: Book 5 (6), op.54
» no.1 Shepherd's Boy

Liszt, Franz

Hungarian Rhapsodies (19), S244
» no.5 in E minor
» no.10 in E major (Preludio)
Polonaises (2), S223
» no.2 in E major

Saint-Saens, Camille

Piano Concerto no.2 in G minor, op.22

Artists

Nelson Freire (piano)
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Conductor

Adam Fischer

About

Saint-SaënsSecond Piano Concerto with Nelson Freire under the baton of Ádám Fischer – not many pianists are able to accomplish the stylistic and technical challenges of this concerto, demanding complete precision in fingering and leaps, as well as perfect command of the “jeu perlé”: Nelson Freire masters this work with great aplomb, quiet assurance and, at times, a twinkle in his eye. He is completely committed and happy to take risks, triggering veritable “Sturm und Drang”, and always congenially accompanied by Ádám Fischer.

Twenty years previously, the Brazilian pianist (then aged 22) had made his German radio debut with a recital programme which he recorded at the RIAS’s Lankwitz studio in Berlin. In Grieg’s Lyric Pieces and the Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos 5 and 10 by Liszt, as well as his Polonaise in E major, Freire not only demonstrated his stupendous manual prowess, but also what was already at that stage his extraordinary touch and stylistic confidence. These early solo recordings anticipate his brilliant later style, completing the picture of the exceptional pianist. All recordings on this album are released for the first time.

Recorded: 1986 (Saint-Saëns), 1966

Reviews

Freire can make something as simple as an arpeggio sound ravishing and the sense of fantasy is everywhere apparent.
Gramophone October 2017

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