Hérold: Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3, 4

Album cover art for upc 3760127221272
Label: Mirare
Catalog: MIR127
Format: CD

Hervé Niquet, conductor; Sinfonia Varsovia; Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, piano; Maria Machowska, violin

Louis-Ferdinand Hérold
Piano concertos

When the doors of an operatic career opened for Hérold, around 1820, he took good care to hide away the piano concertos he had written shortly after 1810 so as to avoid accusations of eclecticism. Left to languish in obscurity until our own time, these dazzling pieces are nonetheless indispensable examples of specular virtuosity and Romantic sentiment in which the spirit of Beethoven and Schubert is perceptible. Here is a missing link between Mozart and Chopin!