Tags
Language
Tags
July 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Stephen Hough, Lawrence Foster - The Romantic Piano Concerto 11: Franz Xaver Scharwenka & Emil von Sauer (1995)

Posted By: Designol
Stephen Hough, Lawrence Foster - The Romantic Piano Concerto 11: Franz Xaver Scharwenka & Emil von Sauer (1995)

The Romantic Piano Concerto 11: Franz Xaver Scharwenka & Emil von Sauer (1995)
Stephen Hough, piano; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Lawrence Foster, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66790 | Time: 01:09:55

Scharwenka was one of the most beloved of musical figures during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His Concerto No 4 in F minor, written in 1908, was greeted at its premiere with astonishing enthusiasm from an audience ‘which may, without exaggeration, be said to have included almost every pianist – virtuoso, teacher and student – in Berlin’. Two years later Scharwenka was to give his first performance of the work at a concert in New York. The conductor was Gustav Mahler. Emil Von Sauer’s compositions have suffered from an even greater neglect, wholly unjustifiable, than Scharwenka’s. The E minor Concerto had already gone through eight printings by 1908 when he performed it in Chicago: “It was no matter for astonishment that when the pianist-composer had brought the work to its conclusion a storm of genuine enthusiasm should seep the house from gallery to floor … Mr Sauer represents a school of piano-playing that has all but vanished. The pianists who are now moulding the taste of the public are, one and all, engaged in the questionable task of reproducing with their instruments effects that are orchestral … but in the meantime we are in danger of forgetting the joys of pure pianism. To such joys Mr Sauer has awakened us.” Two first recordings, played by one of the greatest virtuoso pianists today.

Here, surely, is the jewel in the crown in Hyperion's absorbing series, The Romantic Piano Concerto; a flawless marriage of composer, performance, recording and presentation. Scharwenka's Fourth Piano Concerto (his own particular favourite) is a far cry from his early, ubiquitous success, the E flat minor Polish Dance (''that fatal romp'' as he called it). Grand, Lisztian ambitions are fulfilled and embellished in writing of the most ferocious intricacy and the tarantella finale, in particular, throws everything at the pianist, seemingly simultaneously. It is therefore hardly surprising that after early triumphs the Fourth Concerto fell into neglect. At its second performance, given in 1910 with Scharwenka as soloist and Mahler as conductor, it was described as being of a ''truly Dionysian and bewildering brilliancy'', a phrase that, lifted into our own times, encapsulates Stephen Hough's astonishing performance. For here is a scintillating wit and ebullience that will make lesser technicians and stylists weep with envy. As magisterial as it is ear-tickling and affectionate, his playing glows with warmth in the third movement Lento and pulses with the most nonchalant glitter in the finale; one guaranteed to strike down less intrepid and fluent spirits with St Vitus's dance.

Then there is Sauer's First Concerto, its key a warm, over-the-shoulder memory of Chopin's E minor Concerto, yet with a style and content to make even the least susceptible listeners' heads nod and feet tap. The Cavatina is as luscious and enchanting as the finale is teasingly brief and light-hearted. Throughout, haunting melodies are embroidered with the finest pianistic tracery and, once again, the performance is bewitching. In the Cavatina Hough's caressing, fine-spun tone and long-breathed phrasing are a model for singers as well as pianists, and in the finale there is a lightly deployed virtuosity that epitomizes his aristocratic style.

Naturally, the spotlight falls unashamedly on the soloist in such music, but the orchestra have no small part in the proceedings, and Lawrence Foster and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra are superbly resilient and enthusiastic, with strings that sing their hearts out, notably in the third movement of the Sauer. These are both premiere recordings, and the sound and balance are exemplary. But my final word must go to Stephen Heliotis who first offered these concertos to Hough for his delectation and unremitting toil, and whose accompanying notes deserve separate publication for their wit and perspicacity. A record, then, to rival and, indeed perhaps surpass Stephen Hough's early Gramophone Award-winning disc of Hummel concertos (Chandos, 6/87).'

Review by Bryce Morrison, Gramophone

Stephen Hough, Lawrence Foster - The Romantic Piano Concerto 11: Franz Xaver Scharwenka & Emil von Sauer (1995)



Stephen Hough, Lawrence Foster - The Romantic Piano Concerto 11: Franz Xaver Scharwenka & Emil von Sauer (1995)



Stephen Hough, piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Foster, conductor

rec. 18-19 Dec 1994, Dudley Town Hall, Warwickshire

Tracklist:

Franz Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924)
Piano Concerto No.4 in F minor, Op.82
01. I. Allegro patetico (18:40)
02. II. Intermezzo. Allegretto molto tranquillo (6:56)
03. III. Lento, mesto (7:25)
04. IV. Allegro con fuoco (6:42)

Emil von Sauer (1862-1942)
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor
05. I. Allegro patetico (11:00)
06. II. Scherzo. Molto vivace - Andante con moto, quasi Allegretto - Tempo I(6:51)
07. III. Cavatina. Larghetto amoroso (7:45)
08. IV. Rondo. Tempo giusto (4:36)


Exact Audio Copy V1.1 from 23. June 2015

EAC extraction logfile from 27. August 2016, 11:54

Stephen Hough, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster / Scharwenka, Sauer - Piano Concertos

Used drive : HL-DT-STDVDRAM GU70N Adapter: 1 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 48
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 128 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files (x86)\Exact Audio Copy\Flac\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -V -8 -T "Date=%year%" -T "Genre=%genre%" %source%


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 18:39.62 | 0 | 83986
2 | 18:39.62 | 6:56.00 | 83987 | 115186
3 | 25:35.62 | 7:25.00 | 115187 | 148561
4 | 33:00.62 | 6:41.38 | 148562 | 178674
5 | 39:42.25 | 11:00.00 | 178675 | 228174
6 | 50:42.25 | 6:51.37 | 228175 | 259036
7 | 57:33.62 | 7:45.00 | 259037 | 293911
8 | 65:18.62 | 4:36.13 | 293912 | 314624


Range status and errors

Selected range

Filename C:\temp\CDA66790 - Scharwenka, Sauer - Piano Concertos\Scharwenka, Sauer - Piano Concertos.wav

Peak level 98.6 %
Extraction speed 2.3 X
Range quality 100.0 %
Test CRC E6922158
Copy CRC E6922158
Copy OK

No errors occurred


AccurateRip summary

Track 1 accurately ripped (confidence 29) [1A2FEF1D] (AR v2)
Track 2 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [4966508E] (AR v2)
Track 3 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [D81DCFCA] (AR v2)
Track 4 accurately ripped (confidence 29) [3E1B04E9] (AR v2)
Track 5 accurately ripped (confidence 29) [D5CCB25A] (AR v2)
Track 6 accurately ripped (confidence 29) [FF4D7D33] (AR v2)
Track 7 accurately ripped (confidence 29) [354CF844] (AR v2)
Track 8 accurately ripped (confidence 28) [DE3FFA26] (AR v2)

All tracks accurately ripped

End of status report

==== Log checksum 92ED8F1B5CA613CC85E055225B2E7F8458A47BDF9CEDE7E18BFC06083F4A09D1 ====

[CUETools log; Date: 25.06.2018 3:14:45; Version: 2.1.4]
[CTDB TOCID: FHrB_pdv5R0N52Hc80OxaGExYPk-] found.
Track | CTDB Status
1 | (53/53) Accurately ripped
2 | (53/53) Accurately ripped
3 | (53/53) Accurately ripped
4 | (53/53) Accurately ripped
5 | (51/53) Accurately ripped
6 | (53/53) Accurately ripped
7 | (53/53) Accurately ripped
8 | (50/53) Accurately ripped
[AccurateRip ID: 0018c090-009e2db5-66106308] found.
Track [ CRC | V2 ] Status
01 [e834efb3|1a2fef1d] (19+32/85) Accurately ripped
02 [c77705c6|4966508e] (18+31/84) Accurately ripped
03 [e95ea478|d81dcfca] (18+31/84) Accurately ripped
04 [18daa200|3e1b04e9] (19+32/86) Accurately ripped
05 [772bbba8|d5ccb25a] (16+32/83) Accurately ripped
06 [2141b45e|ff4d7d33] (18+32/85) Accurately ripped
07 [3fc171fb|354cf844] (17+32/85) Accurately ripped
08 [cb1b0e17|de3ffa26] (17+31/81) Accurately ripped
Offsetted by -1357:
01 [2f45b8a3] (02/85) Accurately ripped
02 [a0444080] (02/84) Accurately ripped
03 [0fd51d8c] (02/84) Accurately ripped
04 [12da835d] (02/86) Accurately ripped
05 [542d1b72] (02/83) Accurately ripped
06 [49f7bd01] (02/85) Accurately ripped
07 [f135d366] (02/85) Accurately ripped
08 [0f1f5aac] (02/81) Accurately ripped
Offsetted by -657:
01 [7053d902] (09/85) Accurately ripped
02 [07b81e0d] (09/84) Accurately ripped
03 [7ac57657] (09/84) Accurately ripped
04 [f1b53d83] (09/86) Accurately ripped
05 [7c6ff00d] (09/83) Accurately ripped
06 [8a52c37a] (09/85) Accurately ripped
07 [ec35c2a4] (10/85) Accurately ripped
08 [d8023a1d] (08/81) Accurately ripped
Offsetted by -1321:
01 [30bcaa56] (00/85) No match (V2 was not tested)
02 [aa607da4] (00/84) No match (V2 was not tested)
03 [5ae3e36b] (00/84) No match (V2 was not tested)
04 [b2a54314] (00/86) No match (V2 was not tested)
05 [e310bd19] (00/83) No match (V2 was not tested)
06 [2317dfee] (00/85) No match (V2 was not tested)
07 [c10acb63] (00/85) No match (V2 was not tested)
08 [22b48722] (00/81) No match (V2 was not tested)

Track Peak [ CRC32 ] [W/O NULL] [ LOG ]
– 98,6 [E6922158] [BDD7F89F] CRC32
01 95,5 [DAE4F9E6] [C5128DD0]
02 77,3 [D0616D1B] [4C534FFB]
03 64,8 [C9163920] [41C4FC60]
04 98,6 [702471DD] [76C25960]
05 94,1 [3ECC2ABF] [F522CDA0]
06 92,6 [597898CE] [FF3601EF]
07 33,1 [AC9727D8] [B20A25DD]
08 93,6 [6DB68520] [F7EB2191]

foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-06-25 03:19:02

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Stephen Hough, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Foster / Scharwenka, Sauer - Piano Concertos
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR15 -0.39 dB -20.83 dB 18:40 01-Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No.4 - I. Allegro patetico
DR16 -2.23 dB -25.48 dB 6:56 02-Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No.4 - II. Intermezzo. Allegretto molto tranquillo
DR17 -3.76 dB -27.24 dB 7:25 03-Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No.4 - III. Lento, mesto
DR14 -0.12 dB -19.82 dB 6:42 04-Scharwenka: Piano Concerto No.4 - IV. Allegro con fuoco
DR15 -0.52 dB -21.43 dB 11:00 05-Sauer: Piano Concerto No.1 - I. Allegro patetico
DR14 -0.67 dB -21.40 dB 6:51 06-Sauer: Piano Concerto No.1 - II. Scherzo. Molto vivace - Andante con moto, qu…
DR12 -9.58 dB -28.42 dB 7:45 07-Sauer: Piano Concerto No.1 - III. Cavatina. Larghetto amoroso
DR15 -0.57 dB -22.21 dB 4:36 08-Sauer: Piano Concerto No.1 - IV. Rondo. Tempo giusto
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR15

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 514 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

Stephen Hough, Lawrence Foster - The Romantic Piano Concerto 11: Franz Xaver Scharwenka & Emil von Sauer (1995)

Stephen Hough, Lawrence Foster - The Romantic Piano Concerto 11: Franz Xaver Scharwenka & Emil von Sauer (1995)

All thanks to original release

More interesting music in My Blog