Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 18 & Grieg Piano Concerto Op. 21 (2011)

Rachmaninov, Grieg

Sa Chen

Lawrence Foster

I play all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.” That was how Eric Morecambe answered the taunt of conductor ‘Andrew Preview’ (André Previn), who was questioning his rather ‘unusual’ treatment of the introductory theme of Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Nowadays, the sketch from the 1971 Christmas show of the famous comedy duo Morecambe and Wise has attained cult status and can be viewed on the Internet. Many years later, Previn let slip that taxi-drivers still regularly addressed him as ‘Mr Preview’. In fact, the sketch was not the first to parody Grieg’s indestructible concerto: that honour belongs to Franz Reizenstein, with his Concerto Popolare dating from 1959. Grieg’s masterwork also did well in films such as The Seventh Veil (1945) and Lolita (1997), not forgetting television series such as Twin Peaks and The X-Files. It was even used to sell sport shoes and cars. 

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Lawrence Foster

Since 2013 Lawrence Foster has held the position of Music Director of l'Opéra de Marseille and l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, with which he toured in the summer of 2014 and conducted at the Kissinger Sommer and in China. This season sees, among others, opera productions of The Flying Dutchman and Falstaff.
Highlights of the 2014/15 season include engagements as guest conductor with l’Orchestre National de Lyon, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Beijing Music Festival and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Lawrence Foster will also be returning to the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig. In the summer of 2014 he conducted the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with Ute Lemper, at the Edinburgh International Festival and the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich at the Grafenegg Festival

Sa Chen

Crystal prizewinner at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2005), Sa Chen, has been called “a brilliant pianist” by the prestigious pianist Emmanuel Ax. Her first major performance took place in 1996, when she competed in the final of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition aged only 16, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony. The performance was broadcast live on BBC Television, captivating audiences throughout Britain. Since then, she has performed throughout Europe, China, Japan and the United States

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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 18 & Grieg Piano Concerto Op. 21 (2011)

Rachmaninov, Grieg

Sa Chen

Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Engineer: Carl Schuurbiers
Recording location: Grande Auditorio of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation , Lisbon Portugal
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Rachmaninov- Piano Concerto No. 2 - Moderato
Rachmaninov
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Rachmaninov- Piano Concerto No. 2 - Adagio sostenuto
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Rachmaninov- Piano Concerto No. 2 - Allegro scherzando
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Grieg- Piano Concerto - Allegro molto moderato
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Grieg- Piano Concerto - Adagio
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Grieg- Piano Concerto - Allegro moderato molto e marcato
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