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Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2

Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1 & 2
Capriccio Brillante in B minor Op. 22
Rondo Brillante in E flat major, Op. 29
Serenade & Allegro Giocoso in B minor Op. 43

Rudolf Serkin
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy
Rena Kyriakou
Pro Musica Symphony, Vienna
Hans Swarovsky

Catalogue Number: ALC 1319
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time, 77:41mins 1960/64
Barcode: 5055354413193
Price: £6.99

 




“Splendid performances by Serkin and Ormandy of the Mendelssohn concertos, with plenty of attack from them both and a really wonderful, fiery interpretation of the D minor’s opening movement. This is how these concertos should be played, yet still -as here – with delicacy as well as brilliance. Here is a great pianist … who makes the most of both (concertos).” (Gramophone)

 

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1831) [19:11]

    • [1] I. Molto allegro con fuoco 6:47
    • [2] II. Andante 6:23
    • [3] III. Presto – Molto allegro e vivace 6:00

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40 (1837) [22:32]

  • [4] I. Allegro appassionato 8:32
  • [5] II. Adagio: Molto sostenuto 8:04
  • [6] III. Finale: Presto scherzando 5:55
  • [7] Capriccio Brillante in B minor Op. 22 (1832) 11:06
  • [8] Rondo Brillante in E flat major, Op. 29 (1835) 11:19
  • [9] Serenade and Allegro Giocoso in B minor Op. 43 (1838) 13:01