French Piano Concertos (12CD)

Brilliant Classics
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As a worthy successor to the highly successful set of Russian Piano Concertos, Brilliant Classics is happy to issue this set of French Piano Concertos on 12 CDs.

Beginning with the (Early) Romantic concertos by Boieldieu and Alkan, and ending with concertos by Françaix and Milhaud they represent everything which is quintessentially French: a lightness of touch, charming, witty, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, colourful and bubbling with brilliant virtuosity.

Played by excellent pianists such as Magda Tagliaferro, Romain Descharmes, Gabriel Tacchino, Francois-Joël Thiollier, Michael Korstick, Florian Uhlig and Klára Würtz.

The booklet contains a newly written essay by David Moncur.

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Tracklisting:

Alkan: Concerto da Camera in A minor Op. 10 No. 1

  • Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
  • Roberto Forés Veses
  • Giovanni Bellucci (piano)

Alkan: Concerto da Camera in C sharp minor Op. 10 No. 2

  • Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
  • Roberto Forés Veses
  • Giovanni Bellucci (piano)

Alkan: Concerto da Camera in C sharp minor Op. 10 No. 3

  • Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
  • Roberto Forés Veses
  • Giovanni Bellucci (piano)

Boieldieu: Piano Concerto in F

  • Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra
  • Robert Wagner
  • Martin Galling (piano)

Boulanger, N: Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra

  • Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
  • Pablo González
  • Florian Uhlig (piano)

Chaminade: Concertstück for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40

  • Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
  • Louis de Froment
  • Rosario Marciano (piano)

Indy: Symphonie sur un chant montagnard, Op. 25

  • National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Antonio de Almeida
  • François-Joël Thiollier (piano)

Debussy: Fantasie for piano and orchestra

  • Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
  • Louis de Froment
  • Marylène Dosse (piano)

Fauré: Ballade in F sharp major for solo piano or piano & orchestra, Op. 19

  • National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Antonio de Almeida
  • François-Joël Thiollier (piano)

Françaix: Concerto pour deux pianos

  • Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Ariane Matiakh
  • Mona & Rica Bard (pianos)

Françaix: Piano Concerto

  • Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
  • Jean Françaix
  • Claude Paillard-Françaix (piano)

Franck, C: Les Djinns, Op. 45

  • Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Roberto Benzi
  • François-Joël Thiollier (piano)

Franck, C: Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

  • Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Roberto Benzi
  • François-Joël Thiollier (piano)

Hahn, R: Piano Concerto in E major

  • Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
  • Reynaldo Hahn
  • Magda Tagliaferro (piano)

Lalo: Piano Concerto in F minor

  • Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Matthias Kuntzsch
  • Marylène Dosse (piano)

Massenet: Piano Concerto in E flat major

  • Westfälisches Sinfonieorchester Recklinghausen
  • Siegfried Landau
  • Marylène Dosse (piano)

Milhaud: Ballade, Op. 61

  • SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
  • Alun Francis
  • Michael Korstick (piano)

Milhaud: Fantaisie Pastorale, Op. 188

  • SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
  • Alun Francis
  • Michael Korstick (piano)

Milhaud: Le Carnaval d’Aix, Op. 83b

  • SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
  • Alun Francis
  • Michael Korstick (piano)

Milhaud: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 127

  • SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
  • Alun Francis
  • Michael Korstick (piano)

Milhaud: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 225

  • SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
  • Alun Francis
  • Michael Korstick (piano)

Milhaud: Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 270

  • SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
  • Alun Francis
  • Michael Korstick (piano)

Milhaud: Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 295

  • SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
  • Alun Francis
  • Michael Korstick (piano)

Milhaud: Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 346

  • SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
  • Alun Francis
  • Michael Korstick (piano)

Pierné, G: Piano Concerto in C minor, Op. 12

  • Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Matthias Kuntzsch
  • Marylène Dosse (piano)

Poulenc: Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos & Orchestra

  • Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Ariane Matiakh
  • Mona & Rica Bard (pianos)

Poulenc: Piano Concerto

  • Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
  • Pablo González
  • Florian Uhlig (piano)

Ravel: Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)

  • Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice)
  • Antoni Wit
  • François-Joël Thiollier (piano)

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

  • Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Theodore Kuchar
  • Klára Würtz (piano)

Saint-Saëns: Africa - Fantasie for piano & orchestra Op. 89

  • Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
  • Louis de Froment
  • Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D major Op. 17

  • Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
  • Louis de Froment
  • Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

  • Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
  • Louis de Froment
  • Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major Op. 29

  • Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
  • Louis de Froment
  • Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44

  • Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
  • Louis de Froment
  • Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 'Egyptian'

  • Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
  • Louis de Froment
  • Gabriel Tacchino (piano)

Tailleferre: Ballade

  • Orchestra of Radio Luxembourg
  • Louis de Froment
  • Rosario Marciano (piano)

Roussel: Piano Concerto in G Major, Op. 36

  • Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Alois Springer
  • Maria Littauer (pinao)

Saint-Saëns: Rapsodie d'Auvergne for piano & orchestra Op. 73

  • Malmö Symphony Orchestra
  • Marc Soustrot
  • Romain Descharmes (piano)

Saint-Saëns: Wedding Cake - Valse-Caprice for piano & strings, Op. 76

  • Malmö Symphony Orchestra
  • Marc Soustrot
  • Romain Descharmes (piano)

Milhaud: Cinq Etudes, Op. 63

  • SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern
  • Alun Francis
  • Michael Korstick (piano)