01/29/16

Alexander Scriabin – Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op. 20

Published in 1898, the Piano Concerto (October 1896–April 1897), Scriabin’s first work to involve orchestra, was first heard in public at a concert in Odessa on 23 October 1897, conducted by Safonov with the composer himself as soloist. Reaction was mixed. Rimsky-Korsakov and St Petersburg could only find negative things to say. Yuli Engel and Moscow, on the other hand, welcomed it. So, too, did London. Of one performance, given by Scriabin with Henry Wood at the Queen’s Hall in March 1914, the critic of The Musical Times remarked: ‘Here there are no harmonic problems to embarrass the uninitiated. Much of the music makes its immediate appeal to anyone sensitive to beauty. To say that much of it is Chopinesque is to give it praise.’

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12/23/14

Theodoor Verhey – Flute Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 43

Theodoor Verhey (1848-1929)

Flute Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 43 [1900]

Allegro non troppo

Koos Verheul (Flute) Residentie Orchestra Lucas Vis (Conductor)

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09/20/14

Johann Peter Pixis – Piano Concertino in E-flat major, Op. 68

Johann Peter Pixis (1788-1874)

Piano Concertino in E-flat major, Op. 68 [c. 1824]

I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Rondo. Allegretto

Howard Shelley (Piano & Conductor) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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09/20/14

Johann Peter Pixis – Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 100

Johann Peter Pixis (1788-1874)

Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 100 [1829]

I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Rondo: Allegretto scherzando

Howard Shelley (Piano & Conductor) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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09/19/14

Peter Lieberson – The Six Realms for Cello and Orchestra

Peter Lieberson (1946-2011)

The Six Realms for Cello and Orchestra [2000]

I.The Sorrow of the World
II.The Hell Realm
III.The Hungry Ghost Realm
IV.The Animal Realm
V.The Human Realm
VI.The God Realm & the Jealous God Realm

Michaela Fukacova (Cello) Odense Symphony Orchestra Justin Brown (Conductor)

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