Grieg, Ravel, Prokofiev - Piano Concertos | Supraphon SU42452

Grieg, Ravel, Prokofiev - Piano Concertos

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Label: Supraphon

Cat No: SU42452

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 20th April 2018

Contents

Artists

Ivan Moravec (piano)
Czech Philharmonic Orcchestra
Prague Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Karel Ancerl
Yuri Simonov
Miklos Erdelyi

Works

Grieg, Edvard

Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Prokofiev, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.1 in D flat major, op.10

Ravel, Maurice

Piano Concerto in G major

Artists

Ivan Moravec (piano)
Czech Philharmonic Orcchestra
Prague Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Karel Ancerl
Yuri Simonov
Miklos Erdelyi

About

The highly valued discography of Ivan Moravec (1930-2015), one of the 20th-century piano legends, comes to a great extent from recording studios. However, thanks to radio microphones some of his remarkable concert performances in Prague concert halls could be retrieved as well. From 1962 on, he performed twenty times at the Prague Spring festival alone. He played Prokofiev’s First Concerto at the festival in May 1967 and the recording captures one of the top – and also one of the last – performances of Karel Ančerl with the Czech Philharmonic before his departure for Toronto. The Ravel recording from May 1974 represents another unforgettable musical experience and no doubt also one of the best Ravel creations ever performed by Moravec. All three recordings are published for the first time; what is more, the one of the Grieg Concerto played in December 1984 is the only recording made public by the virtuoso pianist. Microphones have captured Ivan Moravec in his top shape, his play possessing romantic flight, ferocity and a wide range of timbre nuances on the one hand, and remarkable preciseness on the other. At every moment, Moravec is deeply sunk in the substance of the work he performs.

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