Composer: Carl Czerny
Performer: Howard Shelley – piano
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Size: 1.19 GB
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The Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto – Vol. 71: Czerny F & Am (Shelley)
Carl Czerny (1791–1857)
01. — 03. Piano Concerto in F major, Op. 28 (1820?) [27:04].
04. — 06. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 214 (1829) [31:11].
07. — 08. Rondo brillant in B-flat major, Op. 233 (ca.1831?) [14:54].
‘Howard Shelley and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra are, by now, firm friends, and it’s thanks to his intimacy with every note of the orchestral score, as well as that of the piano part, that makes these readings so rewarding’ (Gramophone)
‘Czerny charms rather than challenges—don’t expect to be bowled over by this prolific Austrian composer’s daring and invention here. That said, there’s nothing wrong with a little good humour, especially when the concertos are so immaculately performed’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘Carl Czerny[‘s] piano concertos … [and the] Rondo Brillant … certainly require a formidable keyboard technician such as Shelley’ (The Observer)» More
‘An unexpected delight for anybody reared on those didactic studies’ (Financial Times)» More
‘Relatively few pianists have pursued this kind of repertoire with the same tenacity’ (MusicWeb International)
‘Very likeable music from Viennese-born Carl Czerny … tuneful, bouncy, glittering and song-like; imaginative, too, and requiring tact, style and virtuosity from the soloist, which Howard Shelley supplies in abundance’ (Hi-Fi Critic)» More
‘Shelley excels in all departments. He plays with informed authority and class, taking time to shape and place events, his fingerwork and trills glistening at every turn’ (Classical Source)» More
‘Howard Shelley est impeccable’ (Diapason, France)