Denis Kozhukhin - Vassily Sinaisky Tchaikovsky & Grieg : Piano Concertos

Tchaikovsky & Grieg : Piano Concertos

Denis Kozhukhin - Vassily Sinaisky

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on April 1, 2016 by PentaTone

Main artist: Denis Kozhukhin

Genre: Classical > Concertos > Keyboard Concertos

Distinctions: 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik (July 2016) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (May 2016)

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Album : 1 disk - 6 tracks Total length : 01:04:33

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH 55 (Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky)
  1. 1 Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH 55: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito

    Denis Kozhukhin, Performer - Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestra - Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer Copyright : 2016 PentaTone

  2. 2 Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH 55: II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I

    Denis Kozhukhin, Performer - Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestra - Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer Copyright : 2016 PentaTone

  3. 3 Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH 55: III. Allegro con fuoco

    Denis Kozhukhin, Performer - Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestra - Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor - Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer Copyright : 2016 PentaTone

  4. Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (Edvard Grieg)
  5. 4 Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato

    Denis Kozhukhin, Performer - Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestra - Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor - Edvard Grieg, Composer Copyright : 2016 PentaTone

  6. 5 Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio

    Denis Kozhukhin, Performer - Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestra - Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor - Edvard Grieg, Composer Copyright : 2016 PentaTone

  7. 6 Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato

    Denis Kozhukhin, Performer - Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestra - Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor - Edvard Grieg, Composer Copyright : 2016 PentaTone

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The pianist may be Russian, the orchestra German, and the label Dutch, but this audiophile recording of two of the most-played piano concertos of the 19th century tends rather to incline toward England, the place that bestowed honors on the young Denis Kozhukhin and launched his flourishing career. One hesitates to apply national stereotypes, yet a stiff upper lip is characteristic of Kozhukhin's approach here. Technically, the playing is unimpeachable all around, both from Kozhukhin and from the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra under Vassily Sinaisky, who attain a lush string sound usually associated with the Berlin Philharmonic in its classic days. The technical accomplishments, in fact, tend to crowd out the drama and tumult that have traditionally been part of playing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23, and the poetic spirit of the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16. Sample perhaps the last movement of the Grieg (track 6) to find out whether you'll be dazzled or somewhat bored. Whatever the case, audiophiles will find this a worthwhile acquisition. The detail of Kozhukhin's playing is captured with almost uncanny crispness in Pentatone's studio sound, which even on ordinary reproduction equipment creates an almost physical sense of space that is filled up by degrees. It's a wonderful use of the medium, but it's one that diverges from the Romantic expressive tradition. Whether that's good or bad will depend on individual listeners.

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