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Three Piano Concertos

by Khachaturian / Prokofiev / Shostakovich

Not one, not two, but three, yes three,brilliantly composed and performed piano concertos on one Phoenix CD: by Khachaturian, Prokofieve and Shostakovich.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Khachaturian: Piano Concerto in Db - Allegro ma non troppo
13:55 album only
2. Andante
9:39 album only
3. Allegro brilliante
9:05 album only
4. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto in Db Major - Allegro
3:39 album only
5. Meno Mosso-Animato
3:27 album only
6. Andante
3:19 album only
7. Allegro Scherzando
4:27 album only
8. Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major -Allegro
6:54 album only
9. Andante
5:55 album only
10. Allegro
5:21 album only


Album Notes
Khachaturian/ Prokofiev/Shostakovich PIANO CONCERTOS

Aram Khachaturian Piano Concerto in D flat Major
Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1
Dimitri Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2

Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchestra Berlin Khachaturian: Piano Concerto
RTV Sinfonie Orchestra Slovenija
Paul Freeman, conductor Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.1
Joshua Pierce, piano Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2

Khachaturian was a late starter in music and largely self-taught. Like Prokofiev and Shostakovich, he burst on the Soviet music scene while still a student but, unlike his precocious confreres, he was already well into his thirties. His "Piano Concerto", one of the two or three works that brought him to public notice, was written in 1936 and premiered on July 12, 1937, the year he completed his studies at the Conservatory.

Prokofiev described his " Piano Concerto No.1" as his first "more or less mature composition, both with regard to the conception and its fulfillment." It was begun in 1911 as a brief one-movement showcase for himself but, by its completion the following year, it had grown into a considerably more ambitious project. He played it for the first time on July 25, 1912 at the Moscow People's House, with an orchestra conducted by Konstantin Solomonovich Saradzhev and again in August at an outdoor concert in Pavlovsk, an eighteenth century palace and park near St. Petersburg. The results, both times, were sensational.

The Shostakovich "Second Piano Concerto" had its first performance in Moscow on May 10, 1957. His son Maxim, who was 19, played the solo with Nikolai Anosov conducting the U.S.S.R. State Symphony. On January 2, 1958, Leonard Bernstein gave the American premiere, playing and conducting the New York Philharmonic. American commentators seemed to treat the work as if it were some kind of children's music but Maxim was hardly a child and sometimes the fun house romp is almost scary. Is this simply high spirits, high jinks and good, ol' socialist optimism? Or is there something else going on? There's really no way to tell for sure. Maybe it doesn't matter and that's just the fun of it. A Russian concerto, certainly, but of a very different kind.

Eric Salzman



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