Delius: Piano Concerto, Paris, Brigg Fair / A.davi

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Label: CHANDOS
Catalog: CHAN110742
Format: CD

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis

Delius: Paris - Song of a Great City Piano Concerto in C minor original 1897 version Howard Shelley (piano) Idylle Printemps Brigg Fair

Christmas 2012 BBC Music Magazine ***** “Delius's piano writing isn't that of a natural virtuoso, but here Shelley transforms it with some really sensitive phrasing and an ability to make the patterns of the figuration sound idiomatic...Davis proves himself an instinctive Delian in the way he delineates the shifting moods and colours of Paris and Brigg Fair: these must be among the best current accounts of both works.” November 2012 Gramophone Magazine: “Shelley and Sir Andrew Davis bring rather more in the way of epic ambition and romantic ardour to this likeable music [the Concerto] than do their Hyperion rivals, though at times greater rhythmic snap would not have gone amiss...As for the remainder, Davis makes a lovely job of the early Idylle de printemps.”

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