Raymond Lewenthal: The Concerto Recordings (2 CD Set)

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Review
INTRODUCING THE ARTIST:
When these selections were first released in 1965 on two LPs, they were not only each the recipient of a Grammy nomination for best classical recording of the year, but the pianist Raymond Lewenthal was also nominated in the “Most Promising New Classical Artist” category. Now, for the first time, these extraordinary documents of romantic pianism at its best are digitally remastered and presented on compact disc. This recording not only introduces a whole new generation of piano aficionados to the unique artistry of pianist Raymond Lewenthal, but also features music which had been neglected for nearly a century until revived by Lewenthal in the early sixties. As a child, Raymond Lewenthal began piano studies with Lydia Cherkassky, mother and teacher of pianist Shura Cherkassky. After winning major piano competitions in 1945, he enrolled at the Juilliard School where his teacher was Olga Samaroff-Stokowski. Following a debilitating accident in 1953 which caused him to retire from the concert stage for ten years, he turned his attention to a study of unusual repertoire from the Romantic school. When he returned to the spotlight following this lengthy absence, it was with a program of the music of Alkan. The public and critical response was so overwhelmingly favorable, that G. Schimer asked him to prepare an edition of Alkan’s works for publication.

Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4; Scharwenka: Piano Concerto
No. 2: London SO, Eleazar de Carvalho, conductor
Henselt: Piano Concerto I; Liszt: Totentanz II: London SO, Sir
Charles Mackerras, conductor;
also Alkan: Sonatine For Piano Op. 61; Petite Conte for Piano; La
Tambour bat aux champs, La Vision; Marcia funebre sulla morte
d’un Papagallo; Les Diablotins; Le chemin de Fer; Scherzetto; Gros
Temps; Les Soupirs; Barcarollette For Piano; Héraclite et Démocrite;
Le Frisson

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Description

Original Release Date: June 12, 2010
Release Date: June 12, 2010
Label: Elan Recordings
Total Length: 2:24:13

Track List

1 Rubinstein – Piano Concerto No.4 In D Minor Op.70 – I Moderato Assai
2 Rubinstein – Piano Concerto No.4 In D Minor Op.70 – II Andante
3 Rubinstein – Piano Concerto No.4 In D Minor Op.70 – III Allegro
4 Adolf Con Henselt – Piano Concerto In F Minor Op.16 – I Allegro Patetico
5 Adolf Con Henselt – Piano Concerto In F Minor Op.16 – II Larghetto
6 Adolf Con Henselt – Piano Concerto In F Minor Op.16 – III Allegro Agitato
7 Scharwenka – Piano Concerto No.2 In C Minor Op.56 – III Finale. Allegro Non Troppo
8 Liszt – Totentanz I II For Piano Orchestra S. 126 LW H8
9 Alkan – Sonatine For Piano Op. 61- Movement 1
10 Alkan – Sonatine For Piano Op. 61- Movement 2
11 Alkan – Sonatine For Piano Op. 61- Movement 3
12 Alkan – Sonatine For Piano Op. 61- Movement 4
13 Alkan – Petit Conte For Piano
14 Alkan – La Tambour Bat Aux Champs For Piano Op. 50bis
15 Alkan – La Vision
16 Alkan – Marcia Funebre Sulla Morte D Un Papagallo For Voices Instruments
17 Alkan – Les Diablotins
18 Alkan – Le Chemin De Fer Etude For Piano Op. 27
19 Alkan – Scherzi, Trois Etudes De Bravoure Op. 16
20 Alkan – Gros Temps
21 Alkan – Les Soupirs
22 Alkan – Barcarolle For Piano
23 Alkan – Heraclite et Democrite
24 Alkan – Le Frisson

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 5.59 x 4.92 x .39 in
Delivery Method

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