Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2; Second Modern Suite Op 14 for solo piano

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EDWARD MacDOWELL
Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2; Second Modern Suite Op 14 for solo piano
Seta Tanyel (piano) / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Brabbins

[ Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 25 / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 26 March 2001

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'[Tanyel] can totally identify with this kind of post-Lisztian lyric bravura style' (BBC Music Magazine)

"Tanyel's playing is cleaner and more decisive; and as proved on her long-running Scharwenka series for Collins, she can totally identify with this kind of post-Lisztian lyric bravura style. Brabbins (brings) out the more clearly than other versions the sheer effectiveness of his orchestration."
***** Five Stars BBC Music Magazine (June 2001)

'[Tanyel] can totally identify with this kind of post-Lisztian lyric bravura style' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Technically impeccable…vivid and well-produced' (Gramophone)

'The Piano Concerto No 2 is a barnstorming, big-hearted, tune-filled warhorse of a piece that audiences would love if they heard it' (Punch)

'A distinguished addition to the catalog … a winner. Strongly recommended' (Fanfare)

The 'Romantic Piano Concerto' reaches its quarter century with two concertos that suffer their neglect with the least justification; indeed it's hard to see why MacDowell's Second in particular isn't up there with the Grieg as one of the most-loved nineteenth-century concertos.
Edward MacDowell was the USA's first truly major composer, but like his compatriots of the period he studied in Europe and his music stems from the nineteenth-century Germanic tradition. Both concertos are early works and the First was written while MacDowell was a student; it came to the attention of Liszt who thought very highly of it and arranged for its publication, and thus launched MacDowell's career. The composer was a very fine pianist and this shows throughout both works, which abound in virtuosity clearly designed for maximum impact. This coupled with MacDowell's melodic flair and a propensity for Scherzo-like movements results in two of the most immediately appealing works to have graced this series.

The CD is completed with the 'Second Modern Suite' for solo piano ('modern' as opposed to Baroque), a work contemporary with the concertos where the composer creates a large-scale piece, which while less integrated than a sonata is nevertheless more than a collection of character pieces.

We are delighted to welcome Seta Tanyel, who has already made many acclaimed recordings of neglected Romantic repertoire by Scharwenka and Moszkowski, on her debut with Hyperion.

Tracks:

Piano Concerto No 1 in A minor Op 15
Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor Op 23
Second Modern Suite Op 14 for solo piano