Volume 72 of the Romantic Piano Concerto series comes to the rescue of yet another neglected figure with three first recordings courtesy of Howard Shelley and his Tasmanian forces. Composer, pianist, writer and educator (he was an early Principal of the Royal Academy of Music), London-born Cipriani Potter was encouraged by Beethoven and admired by Wagner.
Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor 1. Allegro 2. Andante con moto 3. Allegro vivace
Piano Concerto No 4 in E major 4. Allegro 5. Andante con moto 6. Allegro
Variazioni di bravura on a theme by Rossini 7. Introduction: Allegro con spirito 8. Tema 9. Variation 1: Grazioso 10. Variation 2: Allegro 11. Variation 3: Moderato assai 12. Variation 4: Tempo del tema 13. Variation 5: Allegretto non troppo – Un poco più presto – Tempo I 14. Variation 6: Tempo di marcia
Howard Shelley (piano/conductor) Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra