Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2. Berezovsky
Boris Berezovsky (piano), Henri Demarquette (cello), Sinfonia Varsovia, Alexander Vedernikov
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.2, Theme and Variations Op.19, Douze morceaux Op.40 Nos.2, 5, 6, 7 & 8, Valse sentimentale Op.51 No.6 (Arr. Viktor Kubatsky), Andante cantabile (Arr. David Geringas)
The version of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.2 recorded here by Boris Berezovsky was long known only in the 'Ziloti' Edition of 1897. It drastically abbreviates the work and revises the central Andante to feature a trio of soloists. The piano joined by a solo violin and cello, played here by violinist Jakub Haufa and cellist Marcel Markowski. In addition to the concerto, the recording also includes several works for solo piano and two transcriptions for cello and piano. Taken as a whole, this collection of works illustrates the amazing richness of Tchaikovsky's melodic inspiration.