CARL CZERNY (1791-1857): Grand Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 214, Grand Nocturne Brillante, Op. 95, Variations de Concert sur la Marche des Grecs de l’Opéra “Le Siège de Corinthe” de Rossini, Op. 138 (World Premiere Recording).
Catalogue Number: 05R005
Description: The 31-minute concerto of 1830 is probably one of the first Romantic piano concertos, serious and weighty like Czerny’s symphonies in the first two movements but offering glitter and show in its finale. This may be its only recording since the ancient one by Felicija Blumenthal. The Grand Nocturne (c.1826) is part rippling John Field-like nocturne and part splashy salon virtuosity while the Rossini Variations of 1827... well, you know what to expect here, don’t you? Rosemary Tuck (piano), English Chamber Orchestra; Richard Bonynge.