Ries: Piano and Orchestra Works (complete)

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Ries: Piano and Orchestra Works (complete)
Christopher Hinterhuber (piano) / Gavle Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Uwe Grodd

[ Naxos / 5 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 28 January 2022

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Ferdinand Ries' works for piano and orchestra stand alongside those of Hummel as the finest and most important of their kind from the early decades of the 19th century. Ries was long remembered as Beethoven's friend, pupil and secretary, but these recordings reveal the intense lyricism and rugged Beethovenian grandeur of this pianist-composer's piano concertos. A rich variety of companion pieces renowned for their brilliant juxtapositions of ravishing beauty and exceptional pianistic virtuosity are also included.

"The Austrian pianist Christopher Hinterhuber plays with commitment and is a fine advocate for these works, just as able to command attention with flashes of fire as he is to lead the ear through the most delicate figurations...this disc offers you satisfying performances of satisfying music. How can you refuse?" (MusicWeb)

"[The Introduction and Rondeau Brillant is] a real virtuoso vehicle, to whose demands Hinterhuber rises - as in the concertos - with what seems like effortless ease and affection...If you've yet to make this composer's acquaintance, this is an excellent place to start." International Record Review


Variations on Swedish National Airs, Op. 52
Introduction and Polonaise, Op. 174
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 55
Piano Concerto No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 151, "Gruss an den Rhein"
Piano Concerto No. 6 in C major, Op. 123
Piano Concerto in E flat, Op. 42
Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 177
Introduction et Rondeau brillant, Op. 144
Piano Concerto No. 7 in A major, Op. 132, "Farewell to London"
Grand Variations on Rule Britannia, Op. 116
Introduction and Variations Brillantes, Op. 170
Concerto Pastoral in D, Op. 120
Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 115
Introduction et Rondeau Brillant, WoO54

Christopher Hinterhuber performs Ferdinand Ries' complete works for piano and orchestra