Two more rich piano concertos from the unparalleled Stephen Hough and the CBSO. The eminent Andris Nelsons conducts. Schumann and Dvořák each wrote just one piano concerto, the latter being performed here in its fearsomely challenging original version.
About Dvorak & Schumann: Piano Concertos
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
DvořákPiano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Hough joins forces with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons for a robust, grand reading that nonetheless leaves room for lyricism and introspection…[but it's in the Dvorak] that Hough truly sparkles. There's glowing tenderness, irresistible buoyancy and soaring grandeur in the first movement, Grieg-like lyricism in the Andante sostenuto…while the Finale has infectious spirit. The CBSO's playing is smart and colourful.
BBC Music Magazine
Release Date: 1 April 2016
Record Label: Hyperion
Duration: 73 minutes