domenica 22 luglio 2012

Neglected Masterworks vol.01 - Piano Concerto for the Left Hand - Bax _ Korngold _ Strauss

in works for left hand, the most popular is undoubtedly the Ravel's concerto, but these three pieces have nothing to envy of their more famous colleague ... it would be heard especially Korngold's concerto: a true sonic trip!

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
01) Parergon to the Sinfonia Domestica, Op.73
piano: Roland Pontinen
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich 
conductor: David Zinman
Arte Nova 2003

Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
Concertante for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra, Op.378
02) Allegro Moderato
03) Moderato Tranquillo
04) Rondò. Allegro Moderato
piano: Margaret Fingerhut
BBC Philarmonic
conductor: Vernon Handley
Chandos 1999

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
05) Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, Op.17
piano: Steven de Groote
Nordwestdeutsche Philarmonie
conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
CPO 1991

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