Tedd Joselson

Tedd Joselson's Companionship of Concertos: Grieg: Piano Concerto – Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212067529
Catnr: SIGCD 675
Release date: 17 September 2021
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Signum Classics
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0635212067529
Catalogue number
SIGCD 675
Release date
17 September 2021
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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.

Artist(s)

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.

This new recording of two of Joselson’s favourite

concertos by Grieg and Rachmaninov forms a

trio of ‘companion’ works with the Lim Fantasy of

Companionship for Piano and Orchestra, released

in 2021. Joselson writes: “Based on a remarkable

story of companionship in the age of technology,

and with the guidance of its genius creator, Dr

Susan Lim and the young star composer, Manu

Martin, the Fantasy is a truly magnificent addition

to the realm of piano concerto repertoire. The

Fantasy, based on original music from ‘ALAN the

musical’, which in addition to the glorious piano

and orchestral writing, also prominently features

an electric guitar, solo voice and chorus, is a

masterstroke of creative ingenuity, which I am truly

delighted and honoured to lead as solo pianist.”

He retired from public performance in 1999 and

now mostly resides in Singapore where he spends

much of his time preparing young gifted pianists

from around the world for their careers in music,

and where he is affectionately known as the

nation’s adopted son.

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