Vadym Kholodenko - Miguel Harth-Bedoya Grieg & Saint-Saëns : Piano Concertos

Grieg & Saint-Saëns : Piano Concertos

Vadym Kholodenko - Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on September 3, 2015 by harmonia mundi

Main artist: Vadym Kholodenko

Genre: Classical > Concertos > Keyboard Concertos

Distinctions: 4 étoiles Classica (October 2016)

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Album : 1 disk - 6 tracks Total length : 00:54:19

    Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16 (Edvard Grieg)
  1. 1 I. Allegro molto moderato

    Vadym Kholodenko, Performer, Primary - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Primary - Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor, Primary - Edvard Grieg, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi usa 2015

  2. 2 II. Adagio

    Vadym Kholodenko, Performer, Primary - Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor, Primary - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Primary - Edvard Grieg, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi usa 2015

  3. 3 III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato

    Vadym Kholodenko, Performer, Primary - Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor, Primary - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Primary - Edvard Grieg, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi usa 2015

  4. Piano concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 (Camille Saint-Saëns)
  5. 4 I. Andante sostenuto

    Vadym Kholodenko, Performer, Primary - Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor, Primary - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Primary - Camille Saint-Saëns, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi usa 2015

  6. 5 II. Allegro scherzando

    Vadym Kholodenko, Performer, Primary - Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor, Primary - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Primary - Camille Saint-Saëns, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi usa 2015

  7. 6 III. Presto

    Vadym Kholodenko, Performer, Primary - Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor, Primary - The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Primary - Camille Saint-Saëns, Composer Copyright : harmonia mundi usa 2015

About

Born in Kiev, pianist Vadym Kholodenko received a mighty career boost when he won the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medal, after which he settled in Fort Worth, Texas. Some might feel that in the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, there is something of the quality that prize juries love: every note is in its place, every line carefully smoothed out. In a work recorded as often as the Grieg this is a paradoxically risky career move, but Kholodenko's level of control is a thing of beauty in itself. The blooming of major tonality in the middle of the second movement is quite restrained in the hands of Kholodenko and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya, maybe too restrained, but the sheer unfailing precision in the outer movements is something from which any pianist can learn. Kholodenko is shown in perhaps his best light in the Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, of Saint-Saëns, a work written in just over two weeks for a performance with Anton Rubinstein on the baton and Saint-Saëns himself on the piano. Annotator Jo Kirkbride quotes Berlioz's priceless complaint that Saint-Saëns "lacked inexperience," but the Piano Concerto No. 2 and its easy flash receive an ideal performance here. Another attraction is excellent sound from Harmonia Mundi, working in the NRK Store Studio in Oslo.

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