Goetz & Wieniawski (J): Piano Concertos

Hamish Milne; MichaL Dworzynski: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA67791

Release Date:  01 November 2010

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571177915

Genres:  Classical  Orchestral  

  • Description

    Hamish Milne makes a welcome return to the Romantic Piano Concerto series with two recherche delights from the nineteenth century. Jozef, ‘the other Wieniawski’ is the brother of the more famous violinist, Henryk. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire and had a wide-ranging and successful performing and composing career. His highly attractive Piano Concerto in G minor is in the mould of those by Chopin and Liszt, with the piano very much in the foreground. The Rondo finale demands a spectacular display of technique, living proof of Wieniawski’s own brand of virtuosity. Goetz’s music, although full of melodic gift and mastery of form, was rarely performed after the end of his short life. His piano concerto proved to be the most successful of his orchestral works played during his lifetime, and was praised by the local press as ‘evidence of his outstanding talent, crafted, melodious, fiery and reflective, with a brilliant piano part. It is effective without playing to the gallery, often has quite new combinations of scoring in the orchestral accompaniment, and is, in the best sense of the word, modern’.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Piano Concerto in B flat major Op 18 (Goetz)
      • 2. Piano Concerto in G minor Op 20 (Wieniawski)