Ernst Krenek: Complete Piano Concertos, Volume Two

Ernst Krenek’s seven piano concertos – four for solo piano, one for two pianos, one with violin and one with organ – form one of the major concerto-series of the twentieth century, but also one of the least familiar. This second instalment in their first complete recording reveals breath-taking bravura writing – in the virtuoso piano technique, the dazzling orchestration and the stylistic integration of serialism and good-natured recollection of Viennese tradition.

Mikhail Korzhev, piano
Eric Huebner, piano (Tracks 4 – 7)
Nurit Pacht, violin (Tracks 8 -14)
Adrian Partington, organ (Tracks 15 -20)
English Symphony Orchestra
Kenneth Woods, conductor

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Catalogue No: TOCC0392
EAN/UPC: 5060113443922
Release Date: 01.04.2017
Composer: Ernst Krenek
Artists: Adrian Partington, English Symphony Orchestra, Eric Huebner, Kenneth Woods, Mikhail Korzhev, Nurit Pacht

Listen To This Recording:

    Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 123 (1950)*

  1. I. Allegro, agitato e pesante
  2. II. Molto adagio
  3. III. Allegro, molto vivace
  4. Concerto for Two Pianos, Op, 127 (1951)*

  5. I. Allegro vivace
  6. II. Andante
  7. III. Allegro vivace
  8. IV. Adagio
  9. Double Concerto for Violin and Piano, Op. 124 (1950)*

  10. I. Andantino
  11. II. Allegro ma non troppo, deciso
  12. III. Andantino
  13. IV. Allegretto
  14. V. Lento
  15. VI. Allegro
  16. VII. Tempo di Landler
  17. Little Concerto for Piano and Organ Op. 88 (1940)

  18. I. Andante sostenuto
  19. II. Andantino
  20. III. Allegro energico
  21. IV. Andante, liberamente
  22. V. Adagio
  23. VI. Allegretto

* First Recordings


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