Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (CD)

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Rudolf Serkin, Rena Kyriakou, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pro Musica Symphony, Vienna, Eugene Ormandy, Hans Swarovsky

“Splendid performances by Serkin and Ormandy of the Mendelssohn concertos, with plenty of attack from them both and a really wonderful, fiery interpretation of the D minor’s opening movement. This is how these concertos should be played, yet still -as here – with delicacy as well as brilliance. Here is a great pianist … who makes the most of both (concertos).” (Gramophone)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1831) [19:11]

  • [1] I. Molto allegro con fuoco 6:47
  • [2] II. Andante 6:23
  • [3] III. Presto – Molto allegro e vivace 6:00

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40 (1837) [22:32]

  • [4] I. Allegro appassionato 8:32
  • [5] II. Adagio: Molto sostenuto 8:04
  • [6] III. Finale: Presto scherzando 5:55
  • [7] Capriccio Brillante in B minor Op. 22 (1832) 11:06
  • [8] Rondo Brillante in E flat major, Op. 29 (1835) 11:19
  • [9] Serenade and Allegro Giocoso in B minor Op. 43 (1838) 13:01