MOZART: Piano Concertos 27 & 12, BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 1

Rudolf Serkin plays Austro-Hungarian Piano Concertos

1 CD - Praga Digitals PRD250350
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Rudolf Serkin
original title: Rudolf Serkin: Mozart, Bartok Concertos
collection: Genuine Stereo Lab

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  • It is often forgotten that Rudolf Serkin (1903-91) originally came from Central Europe, received his musical training in Vienna, and promoted the music of Schoenberg, Reger and Bartók before embarking on a career in the United States. There he became a key player in the musical world and an influential teacher (in Philadelphia, Marlboro, the Curtis Institute, etc.). Like Annie Fischer, Geza Anda and Daniel Barenboim, he was able to convey the unexpected spiritual link between Mozart’s giocoso and Bartok’s night music. Here, the consummate interpreter of Beethoven returns to his musical roots.

    1-3 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 K595, Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia 28/1/1962
    4-6 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 K414, Marlboro Festival / Alexander Schneider, live Oct 1962
    7-9 Bartók Piano Concerto No. 1 Sz83, Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Georg Szell, Cleveland April 1962

    "an artist of unusual and impressive talents in possession of a crystalline technique, plenty of power, delicacy, and tonal purity."
  • Rudolf Serkin

    Rudolf Serkin [piano]
    Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Georg Szell,
    Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy,
    Marlboro Festival / Alexander Schneider
  • 1 CD - 1h 19mn 55s
    upc/ean. 3149028095920
    ref. PRD250350
    release date. 2016-12-09