The Romantic Piano Concerto - 77HANS BRONSART VON SCHELLENDORF (1830-1913): Piano Concerto in F Sharp Minor, Op. 10, ANTON URSPRUCH (1850-1907): Piano Concerto in E Flat, Op. 9.
Catalogue Number: 10U002
Description: You all will remember the Bronsart recording by Michael Ponti for Turnabout back in 1972 which was reissued on CD in the VoxBox Romantic Piano Concerto series in 1992. An unabashedly virtuoso tour-de-force for the soloist, it storms the heights, lays on thick spreads of Brahmsian tone, quotes Die Meistersinger in its first movement and goes all Hungarian allegro con fuoco in the finale. Published in 1873, it was dedicated to his wife, a formidable pianist and composer of operas which werer produced around Germany as late as 1909. The coupling, as so rarely happens, was part of our featured release on cpo just four months ago (06T001). Emanuel Despax (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Eugene Tzigane.