Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
Piano Concerto no.2 (Concertstck') 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
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