Schumann: Piano Concerto, Etc / Lisiecki, Pappano

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Label: DG
Catalog: 4795327
Format: CD

Jan Lisiecki (piano) Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G major, Op. 92 Introduction and Allegro Op. 134 Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Traümerei

Jan Lisiecki's new album is a dream come true for the 20-year old pianist: He recorded with Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia Schumann’s works for piano and orchestra. The recording follows his very successful Proms Debut on 19 July 2013 with Schumann’s Piano Concerto. Now it is coming: Jan’s carefully prepared and long awaited third album for DG. The Schumann Piano Concerto is a work that leaves a lot of room for the individual approach. It’s not at all about virtuosity and technical brilliance but calls instead for a detailed and intimate dialogue between pianist and orchestra: chamber music on a grand scale. Jan offers a fresh, thoughtful and emotional interpretation. He says: It is almost as if Schumann left to the musician something to say. So I hope that the audience simply hears my version of this concerto and I hope they enjoy it.

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