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The Classical Piano Concerto Volume 1
Jan Ladislav Dussek
Howard Shelley / Ulster Orchestra

The Classical Piano Concerto Volume 1

CD | Hyperion | 0034571280271 | CDA 68027 | 09-14

About the album


Following on from Hyperion’s hugely popular ‘Romantic Piano Concerto’ series, the ‘Classical Piano Concerto’ focuses on the lesser-known concertos from the dawn of the genre. Between about 1770 and 1820—the high classical period dominated by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven—musicians including Clementi, Cramer, Dussek, Steibelt, Woelfl and others made their names as composers and performers of piano concertos. This series aims to be the first in-depth recorded survey of this forgotten repertoire.
This first volume features three of Bohemian virtuoso Jan Ladislav Dussek’s eighteen piano concertos, taken from different points in his career. As a group, these pieces are a fascinating study, with most of the earlier works largely reflecting the Mozartian model, and the later ones revealing stylistic traits sometimes at odds with the late eighteenth- century conception of the form, and anticipating future developments in the genre.
There could be no finer guide to the hidden gems of this repertoire than Howard Shelley, whose recordings of Clementi keyboard works, and Mozart and Hummel piano concertos, have received such acclaim. He appears here as pianist / conductor with the Ulster Orchestra. 

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Tracklisting
    • 1
      Piano Concerto in G Major, Op. 1 No. 3: I. Allegro
       
      09:13
      Composer: Jan Ladislav Dussek
    • 2
      Piano Concerto in G Major, Op. 1 No. 3: II. Rondo: Allegro
       
      05:06
      Composer: Jan Ladislav Dussek
    • 3
      Piano Concerto in C Major, Op. 29: I. Larghetto – Allegro maestoso
       
      12:02
      Composer: Jan Ladislav Dussek
    • 4
      Piano Concerto in C Major, Op. 29: II. Larghetto sostenuto
       
      04:57
      Composer: Jan Ladislav Dussek
    • 5
      Piano Concerto in C Major, Op. 29: III. Rondo
       
      06:30
      Composer: Jan Ladislav Dussek
    • 6
      Piano Concerto in E-Flat Major, Op. 70: I. Allegro brillante ma non troppo
       
      15:01
      Composer: Jan Ladislav Dussek
    • 7
      Piano Concerto in E-Flat Major, Op. 70: II. Adagio ma non troppo lento
       
      06:39
      Composer: Jan Ladislav Dussek
    • 8
      Piano Concerto in E-Flat Major, Op. 70: III. Rondo: Allegretto moderatissimo
       
      08:49
      Composer: Jan Ladislav Dussek
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