Piano Concerto no.2 (‘Concertstück’) in D minor op.17 (1905)
Piano Concerto no.3 (‘Fantasia’) in G minor op.23 (1907)
Symphonic Fantasia: a tone poem op.16 (1905)
Michael Dussek (piano)
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Vernon Handley CBE (conductor)
Recorded at The Colosseum, Town Hall, Watford
20-21 February 2007
"The indefatigable champion of British music, Vernon Handley, here presents a strong case for one of the 20th century's semi-forgotten figures, enhanced by the pianistic panache of Michael Dussek."
"Its [the music on this disc's] combination of succulence, brilliance and strong melodic threads, coupled with the sensitivity and spirit of these performances, ought to win new admirers for two imaginative concertos and a Symphonic Fantasia of Straussian lyricism and verve."
Geoffrey Norris, The Daily Telegraph, 7 August 2007
"This is high-Victorian musical rhetoric, full of good breeding and good taste…the Lisztian piano writing sparkles, the orchestration is transparent…The BBC Concert Orchestra plays as if it believes in this stuff; Michael Dussek plays with energy but also a light touch – a good idea, for heaviness in this self-important music would be fatal."
Sullivan, American Record Review