The concept of The Romantic Piano Concerto series was born at a lunch meeting between Hyperion and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra sometime in 1990. A few months later tentative plans had been made for three recordings, and the first volume, of concertos by Moszkowski and Paderewski, was recorded in June 1991.
In our wildest dreams, none of us involved then could ever have imagined that the series would still be going strong twenty years later, and with fifty volumes to its credit.
These first fifty volumes include 131 works for piano and orchestra, 102 of which are titled ‘Concerto’, the remainder being generally shorter single-movement works or sets of variations. Fifty-nine of these works are premiere recordings and many other featured works have only been recorded once before, often in clearly inferior versions and frequently cut. Continue reading “Hyperion: The Romantic Piano Concertos Series”
Composer: Carl Orff, Léo Delibes, Antonín Dvorák, Edvard Grieg, Giacomo Puccini, Sergey Rachmaninov, Claude Debussy, Giuseppe Verdi, Johann Pachelbel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Janice Watson, Ruby Philogene, Luciano Pavarotti, Evelyn Chen, Kathryn Stott
Orchestra: St Louis Symphony Chorus, St Louis Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 620 MB
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