Carl CZERNY (1791–1857)
Piano Concerto in D minor, Introduction, Variations and Rondo on Weber’s Hunting Chorus from ‘Euryanthe’
Rosemary Tuck, Piano
English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge
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The Viennese–born Carl Czerny, student and confidant of Beethoven and teacher of Liszt, found fame in his native city by writing a series of fashionable pieces, among which numbered fantasies and potpourris as well as a series of important pedagogic studies. His large-scale pianistic works are of great interest and include the First Piano Concerto, in D minor, which expertly balances foreboding, pastoral richness and exuberant brio, a bravura Introduzione e Rondo Brillant and a vivacious salute to Weber’s Euryanthe. ‘Tuck is dazzlingly articulate and secure in the countless runs and fast passagework Czerny asks of her’, wrote MusicWeb International of 8573417.
Naxos 8573688 @ £7.50*