Σάββατο, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.54

Ένα εξαιρετικό, το μοναδικό μάλιστα του Robert Schumann, concerto για piano σε δυο κορυφαίες εκτελέσεις με μαέστρο το Δημήτρη Μητρόπουλο.

Structure (from wikipedia.org):
-Allegro affettuoso (A minor)
-Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso (F major)
-Allegro vivace (A major)
There is no break between these last two movements (attacca subito).
Schumann preferred that the movements be listed in concert programs as only two movements:
-Allegro affettuoso
-Andantino and Rondo

Allegro affettuoso
The piece starts with an energetic strike by strings and timpani, followed by a fierce, descending attack by the piano. The first theme is introduced by the oboe along with wind instruments. The theme is then given to the soloist. Schumann provides great variety with this theme. He first offers it in the A minor key of the piece, then we hear it again in major, and we can also hear small snatches of the tune in a very slow, A flat section. The clarinet is often used against the piano in this movement. Toward the end of the movement, the piano launches into a long cadenza before the orchestra joins in with one more melody and builds for the exciting finish.
Intermezzo
This movement is keyed in F major. The piano and strings open up the piece with a small, delicate tune, which is heard throughout the movement before the cellos and later the other strings finally take the main theme, with the piano mainly used as accompaniment. The movement closes with small glimpses of the first movement's theme before moving straight into the third movement.
Allegro vivace
The movement opens with a huge run up the strings while the piano takes the main, A major theme. Schumann shows great color and variety in this movement. The tune is regal, and the strings are noble. Though it is in 3/4 timing, Schumann manipulates it so that the time signature is often ambiguous. The piece finishes with a restating of the previous material before finally launching into an exciting finale, and ending with a long timpani roll and a huge chord from the orchestra.

Εδώ: (part1, part2, part3), το 1948, με τον Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli στο piano και την New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

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