Rachmaninoff, Addinsell, Saint-Saens
Catalog Number: J140

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ARTISTS
Frederick Moyer, PIANIST
Stephen Ware, EAST WEST QUANTUM LEAP ORCHESTRA
 
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REPERTOIRE
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
I. Moderato
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Allegro scherzando
Richard Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
Camille Saint-Säens: Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 44
I. Allegro moderato - Andante
II. Allegro vivace - Andante
III. Allegro
 
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Five years in the making, this recording contains three great Romantic piano concertos. Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 has inspired millions, including Richard Addinsell, who wrote his incredibly beautiful Warsaw Concerto as a tribute. The CD finishes with Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 44, a perfectly crafted showpiece for piano and orchestra, combining sparkle with solid music-making.

What makes this recording unique is the orchestra. Created entirely inside a computer by English musician Stephen Ware using a technology called "sampling." We believe this is the first complete album of major standard orchestra repertoire using this revolutionary system. The sound is realistic and rich, and at times even surpasses a human orchestra in precision and detail - one of those few examples where technology exhibits soul, excitement and emotion. 
 
"Frederick Moyer as soloist does a terrific job. He can be dramatic and imposing but nuanced and lyrical when called for. … He and his engineers have recorded a gorgeous tone from his Hamburg Steinway, helping to make this an unusually fine piano recording. I think Mr. Moyer deserves to be much better known..”
- The Audiophile Voice