ANDRÉ MATHIEU (1929-1968): Concerto de Québec for Piano and Orchestra, SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943): Piano Conceto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18.
Catalogue Number: 09T011
Reference: ACD2 7632
Description: Collectors who didn’t buy the premiere recording of the Mathieu back in 2003 may want to try this new live performance of a piece we described as “pure Rachmaninov, plain and simple - surging, unabashed Romanticism with a prodigiously difficult solo part but whose episodic construction and formal weakness betray Mathieu's skimpy education. Still, it's mind-boggling stuff and as comforting as a dense chocolate soufflé on a cold night.” Jean-Philippe Sylvestre (piano), Orchestre Métropolitain; Alain Trudel.