Eberl - Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra, Sonatas for Piano Four Hands | CPO 7777332

Eberl - Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra, Sonatas for Piano Four Hands

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 7777332

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 27th April 2018

Contents

Artists

Paolo Giacometti (fortepiano)
Riko Fukuda (fortepiano)
Kolner Akademie

Conductor

Michael Alexander Willens

Works

Eberl, Anton

Concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra, op.45
Sonatas (2) for piano 4 hands, op.7

Artists

Paolo Giacometti (fortepiano)
Riko Fukuda (fortepiano)
Kolner Akademie

Conductor

Michael Alexander Willens

About

‘The two concertos are distinguished by their classical musical language rich in ideas and their colourful instrumentation. Eberl’s music radiates with a lightness similar to that of Mozart, which is why the later confusion about the authorship of their works comes as no surprise. The piano part has a glistening and brilliant sound, while the orchestra forms a richly instrumented accompaniment. The melodic invention and harmonic structure are of timeless beauty.’ This is what klassik.com wrote of Vol.1 featuring the piano concertos of Anton Eberl. And Vol.2 with his Concerto for Two Pianos, op.45, a work highly esteemed by his contemporaries, has a stylistic design adhering to the ideals of Viennese classicism and stands out for its multifaceted instrumentation. Eberl too seemed to have had a high opinion of this work. Whenever it was possible, he performed it during his concert tours throughout Germany, for example, in Berlin with Giacomo Meyerbeer, who was not even fifteen years old at the time. The CD also includes the two Sonatas for Piano Four Hands, op.7, works proving to be very demanding in their piano parts as well as in their compositional structure.

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