Tedd Joselson's Companionship of Concertos: Grieg: Piano Concerto – Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
- Type CD
- Label Signum Classics
- UPC 0635212067529
- Catalog number SIGCD 675
- Release date 17 September 2021
About the album
The renowned American pianist Tedd Joselson presents a ‘companionship’ of his favourite concertos – the Grieg Piano Concerto and Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto.
Led by conductor Arthur Fagen with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Grieg) and the Philharmonia Orchestra (Rachmaninov), the disc is also a companion to Joselson’s April 2021 recording of the Lim Fantasy of Companionship for Piano and Orchestra, recorded at the same time at Abbey Road with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Belgian-American pianist Tedd Joselson was only 17 when he auditioned for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s music director, Eugene Ormandy, after which the famous conductor remarked “Anything you want, you can play with us”. He was offered a recording contract by RCA whilst still a student at Juilliard, and quickly became, and remained until his retirement, one of the most sought after performers regularly appearing with nearly every important symphonic ensemble and conductor. He gave his debut piano recital on the Great Performer’s series in Lincoln Center in NYC in 1975. Thereafter, his annual sold out recital tours were eagerly awaited events on the music calendar. Noted for his lyrical playing across a wide range of repertoire, his recordings of works span 400 years of music from Bach to Lim, and have won numerous awards including several Grammy nominations.
11Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 I. Allegro molto moderato
12Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 II. Adagio
13Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
14Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 I. Moderato
15Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 II. Adagio sostenuto
16Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 III. Allegro scherzando