Piano Concerto CD, インポート
48時間以内に通常我々発送。典型的には、ご注文は、4～8営業日以内に配信されます。 ご注文は、弊社にとって非常に重要です。 Format: Music CD, Hyperion Records. Classical music CD release from Piers Lane, Martyn Brabbins with the album Parry: Piano Concerto in F, Stanford: Piano Concerto No 1. Released on the label Hyperion Records. Classical music CD. This hard to find pre-owned music CD is fully guaranteed.
We as listeners need to approach every bit of unfamiliar music as we would new cuisines; without the accumulated prejudices of the critics of the last century, and actually LISTEN to the notes!
Taken in context, judged against anything from Britain of the same time or at least 90% of the music in Europe at the same time, Parry's Concerto stands up and deserves to be heard.
The Parry Concerto is a somewhat lesser work, for me at least, though most prefer it. It is thoroughly enjoyable, full of energy and beauty.
Piers Lane, though gaining an audience through such recordings as this one is a mostly undiscovered wonder. If you haven't heard his Saint-Saens Etudes, you should. Martyn Brabbins and his Glasgow BBC Symphony Orchestra have this music completely in their hearts. They can be heard to equal, excellent effect on other releases in this ongoing Hyperion series.
I come back to this recording fairly often. It's when I need a breath after the weight and concentration of heavier fare. I enjoy it so much that I often listen to it more than once. Everything can't be and oughtn't to be unrelentingly, overwhelmingly magnificent. It can still be more than we have reason to expect. I believe that we should accept such gifts and be thankful.
These are not earth-shattering works, by any means. It is no accident that they have been neglected for as long as they have, but both concerti is well-crafted (particulary Parry's) and are highly listenable pieces. There is not a great amount of originality on display --- one could mistake both of these as very early works of Brahms --- but I suppose it is to be expected, considering the circumstances.
Piers Lane does a fine job, although the orchestra seems a bit listless in its accompaniment. This is a nice enough CD, displaying what are in effect a couple of musical curios. Every now and then I will come across a relatively unknown composition that stuns me with its beauty & originality, but in general most of these unknown pieces leave little lasting impact. Enjoy these pretty musical confections for what they are.
Alas, the performances on this CD do not show these pieces under the best light. The performers seem to have constrained themselves dynamically (*not* a fault of Hyperion's always excellent sound), and there is rather little variety in articulation. Tempi could be much more lively -- for example, I could imagine the finale of the Parry concerto being much more boisterous (both in terms of tempo and dynamics). What a pity too, because the Parry concerto in particular deserves a better performance than it receives here. Hopefully this rarity will be recorded again sometime in the future...