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Label : Brilliant
Format : Flac track
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There is a special quality to Russian Piano Concertos: apart from their jaw dropping virtuosity and orchestral brilliance they share that common Slavonic flavor, an undefinable mixture of melancholy and passion, whether smouldering or blazing.

This set contains the famous concertos by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Prokofiev, but also lesser known composers: Anton Rubinstein, Medtner, Glazunov, Kabalevsky, Scriabin, Khatchaturian, Arensky, Balakirev, Lyapunov, Bortkiewicz and Khrennikov. Adding extra spice to the set are the concertos by Scharwenka and Moszkowski, Polish by birth but Slavic in spirit.

Excellent performances by Michael Ponti, Boris Giltburg, Yevgeny Kissin, Stefan Doniga and others.

Evgeny Kissin ∙ In‐Ju Bang ∙ Felicja Blumental ∙ Ştefan Doniga
Boris Giltburg ∙ Bernd Glemser ∙ Derek Han ∙ Maria Littauer
Hsin‐Ni Liu ∙ Kun‐Woo Paik ∙ Michael Ponti ∙ Klára Würtz
Steffen Schleiermacher ∙ Olga Solovieva ∙ Shorena
Tsintsabadze ∙ Oxana Yablonskaya

Orchestras / conductors
Berlin Symphony Orchestra / Jörg Faerber
Hamburg Symphony Orchestra / Hans Drewanz
Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra / David Porcelijn
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Dmitry Yablonsky
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra / Paul Freeman
Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Fedoseyev
and many more..

Recordings date from between 1964 and 2016.

Tracklist : Russian Piano Concertos