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Benjamin Grosvenor|Chopin Piano Concertos

Chopin Piano Concertos

Benjamin Grosvenor, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Elim Chan

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The unconventional character that is Benjamin Grosvenor delivers us a very personal version of these two essential works of the piano repertoire. The first Brit to have signed an exclusive contract with Decca Classics in sixty years, he first made his name in 2004 when he won the Keyboard section of BBC Young Musician of the Year, thus throwing the doors open to an international career. Produced alongside the talented young conductor from Hong Kong Elim Chan, the musical director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, this new album dedicated to Chopin revisits the young British prodigy’s first musical loves. It was following a very successful concert with Elim Chan that they decided to record the Piano concertos by Chopin together.
In this fifth album (for Decca), it’s Grosvenor’s virtuosity and ability to make the instrument sing that allow him to fully express his favourite music. “Chopin was the first composer to whom I felt a strong connection to as a child. I have always been drawn to his music, and his piano concertos are among some of the finest in the repertoire”, he says. Other than his already legendary sound and the expert way he strikes a balance between the different acoustic levels, his vision underlines the dreamy romanticism that delicately envelops the two concertos by the then-20-year-old Polish composer. © François Hudry/Qobuz

This album was named "Gramophone Recording of the Year 2020" in the"Concerto" category.

 

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Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 (Frédéric Chopin)

1
I. Allegro maestoso
00:19:07

John Fraser, Producer, Recording Producer - Frederic Chopin, Composer - Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Julia Thomas, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Elim Chan, Conductor, MainArtist - Hedd Morfett-Jone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Decca Music Group Limited

2
II. Romance. Larghetto
00:09:46

John Fraser, Producer, Recording Producer - Frederic Chopin, Composer - Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Julia Thomas, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Elim Chan, Conductor, MainArtist - Hedd Morfett-Jone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Decca Music Group Limited

3
III. Rondo. Vivace
00:09:32

John Fraser, Producer, Recording Producer - Frederic Chopin, Composer - Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Julia Thomas, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Elim Chan, Conductor, MainArtist - Hedd Morfett-Jone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Decca Music Group Limited

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 (Frédéric Chopin)

4
I. Maestoso
00:14:09

John Fraser, Producer, Recording Producer - Frederic Chopin, Composer - Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Julia Thomas, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Elim Chan, Conductor, MainArtist - Hedd Morfett-Jone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Decca Music Group Limited

5
II. Larghetto
00:09:10

John Fraser, Producer, Recording Producer - Frederic Chopin, Composer - Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Julia Thomas, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Elim Chan, Conductor, MainArtist - Hedd Morfett-Jone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Decca Music Group Limited

6
III. Allegro vivace
00:08:34

John Fraser, Producer, Recording Producer - Frederic Chopin, Composer - Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Philip Siney, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Julia Thomas, Editor, StudioPersonnel - Elim Chan, Conductor, MainArtist - Hedd Morfett-Jone, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Decca Music Group Limited

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The unconventional character that is Benjamin Grosvenor delivers us a very personal version of these two essential works of the piano repertoire. The first Brit to have signed an exclusive contract with Decca Classics in sixty years, he first made his name in 2004 when he won the Keyboard section of BBC Young Musician of the Year, thus throwing the doors open to an international career. Produced alongside the talented young conductor from Hong Kong Elim Chan, the musical director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, this new album dedicated to Chopin revisits the young British prodigy’s first musical loves. It was following a very successful concert with Elim Chan that they decided to record the Piano concertos by Chopin together.
In this fifth album (for Decca), it’s Grosvenor’s virtuosity and ability to make the instrument sing that allow him to fully express his favourite music. “Chopin was the first composer to whom I felt a strong connection to as a child. I have always been drawn to his music, and his piano concertos are among some of the finest in the repertoire”, he says. Other than his already legendary sound and the expert way he strikes a balance between the different acoustic levels, his vision underlines the dreamy romanticism that delicately envelops the two concertos by the then-20-year-old Polish composer. © François Hudry/Qobuz

This album was named "Gramophone Recording of the Year 2020" in the"Concerto" category.

 

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