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Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Limited Vinyl LP

by Sviatoslav Richter

Release Date: 05 January 2015

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: DG

£16.99

Sviatoslav Richter Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Limited Vinyl LP

Overview:
The thunderously triumphant opening chords of this mighty concerto are among the most famous in allclassical music. At the time of composition, though, they were by no means universally loved. WhenTchaikovskyplayed them to the pianist Nicolai Rubinstein, Rubinstein declared it to be "bad, trivial and vulgar!" All three movements of this deeply expressive concerto are sublimely romantic with both a lower-case and an upper-case R. The expansive, sweeping opening movement is showy; the middle movement, meanwhile, contains soulful melodies with some beautiful interplay between the soloist and orchestra; and the edge-of-your-seat finale is an electrifying thrill from start to finish.

Featured Tracks:
1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito - Sviatoslav Richter, Wiener Symphoniker, Herbert von Karajan
2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I - Sviatoslav Richter, Wiener Symphoniker, Herbert von Karajan
3. Allegro con fuoco - Sviatoslav Richter, Wiener Symphoniker, Herbert von Karajan