Bonsart / Urspruch: Piano Concertos

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Bonsart / Urspruch: Piano Concertos
Emmanuel Despax (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Tzigane (conductor)

[ Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 77 / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 28 September 2018

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The common thread-as so often in The Romantic Piano Concerto series-is Liszt, in whose Weimar circle both composer-pianists featured here moved.

Both concertos are pleasingly substantial, and the typically demanding piano writing is powerfully dispatched by Emmanuel Despax.

"No praise could be high enough for Despax with his immaculate dexterity, his elegant grace and fluency. Hyperion's sound and balance are superb and Eugene Tzigane's partnership is warmly sympathetic. This is a delectable disc." - International Piano Five Stars Nov 2018

"While Bronsart's impressively grandiose F sharp minor concerto of 1873 displays many Lisztian flourishes, it's very distinctively his own...Urspruch, another pupil of Liszt in Weimar, took a very different approach, keeping his soloist constantly busy...Bringing these pieces so vividly to life are pianist Emmanuel Despax with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Eugene Tzigane." The Observer


Piano Concerto in F sharp minor Op 10 [30'21]
1 Allegro maestoso [14'55]
2 Adagio ma non troppo [7'54]
3 Allegro con fuoco [7'32]

Piano Concerto in E flat major Op 9 [45'01]
4 Allegro ma non troppo [24'10]
5 Andante, lento e mesto [7'25]
6 Allegro, tempo giusto [13'26]