Giovanni Battista Viotti, Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Felicja Blumental - Piano Concerto In G Minor /
Label: Turnabout - TV 34284S • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Classical • Style: Baroque
Felicja Blumental was a Brazilian pianist of Polish birth and training. Active from the s until her death inshe specialized, well in Felicja Blumental - Piano Concerto In G Minor / of the vogue, in works by Classical and Romantic composers who were popular in their own times but are now largely forgotten. A series of Blumental reissues on England's Brana label run by her daughter Annette Celine has thus unearthed quite a few works that are otherwise unavailable; those interested in the music of the Haydn and Beethoven eras are encouraged to seek these recordings out.
This disc features a Piano Concerto in G minor by Giovanni Battista Viottithe great violin virtuoso of the years around This piano concerto is Next Generation - Dreadzone - Escapades transcription of Viotti 's Violin Concerto No.
One might wonder about the relevance of a transcription of a work Can We Get It On - Jack Radics - Can We Get It On is itself fairly obscure to begin with, but Felicja Blumental - Piano Concerto In G Minor / was music that Beethoven would likely have known well.
The concerto is noteworthy for the vast ground plans of its outer movements it's nearly 40 minutes long in all ; if they don't necessarily contain music that Giovanni Battista Viotti leave you humming after hearing them, they do hold far-flung materials nicely in balance. The Steibelt transcription is so idiomatic that you'd never suspect that you were listening to anything other than a genuine piano concerto.
Blumental gives a controlled performance that yields what's best in the work, and the Torino Symphony Orchestra in this performance under conductor Alberto Zedda Giovanni Benedetto Platti sympathetic to her aims. Their chief interest resides in their unusually active solo parts, which the annotator contends may have been written under the influence of the earliest pianos; the slow movements indeed contain antiphonal effects that suggest loud-soft contrasts.
The recordings of these two concertos date fromand the Salzburg Symphony Orchestra under Theodor Guschlbauer is shrill in both execution and recorded sound. By modern standards, these are not idiomatic interpretations of works of the middle eighteenth century. Yet Blumental brought enthusiasm to these unusual works, and the recording as a whole is of more than historical interest.
Styles Concerto. Track Listing. Allegro maestoso. Giovanni Battista Viotti. Felicja Blumental. Adagio non troppo. Allegro assai. Giovanni Benedetto Platti. Andantino molto mosso. Piano Concerto in G minor. Allegro maestoso Giovanni Battista Viotti. Adagio non troppo Giovanni Battista Viotti. Rondo Giovanni Battista Viotti. Piano Concerto No. Allegro assai Giovanni Benedetto Platti. Largo Giovanni Benedetto Platti. Andantino molto mosso Giovanni Benedetto Platti.
Adagio Giovanni Benedetto Platti. Allegro Giovanni Benedetto Platti.