William Kapell in Performance | Music & Arts MACD0990

William Kapell in Performance

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Label: Music & Arts

Cat No: MACD0990

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 1st March 2019

Contents

Artists

William Kapell (piano)
Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Dmitri Mitropoulos
Leopold Stokowski

Works

Brahms, Johannes

Piano Concerto no.1 in D minor, op.15

Prokofiev, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.3 in C major, op.26

Artists

William Kapell (piano)
Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Dmitri Mitropoulos
Leopold Stokowski

About

More than a half-century has passed since the American pianist William Kapell (1922- 1953) died after an all too brief career, in a freak plane crash on California’s King’s Mountain, only a few minutes before he was to touch down in San Francisco. His memory is still cherished.

By popular demand, Music & Arts is re-issuing this 1997 album, of which Tim Page, Kapell’s biographer, wrote: “[The Prokofiev Third] is probably the finest performance of the concerto that Kapell left us and it is much preferable, in its spontaneity and poetic fury, to the curiously tame RCA Victor recording he had made a month earlier with Antal Dorati and the Dallas Symphony…

Contents:
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15 in D
Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra / Dmitri Mitropoullos
(12 April 1953, New York)

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3, Op.26, in C
Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra / Leopold Stokowski
(5 March 1949, New York)

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