Schumann & Chopin: Piano Concertos by expanium
“…Louis lortie captures the full measure of the Schumann Piano Concerto…” “All in all, this is a fine Schumann Concerto performance…” “The Chopin 2nd… also draws a fine performance from Lortie and Jarvi.” “The sound in both concertos is excellent. Recommended.” –classical.net – July 2010
Philharmonia Orchestra, Neeme Järvi
The popular coupling of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, featuring Louis Lortie as the soloist, is here re-issued on Chandos Classics.
On the original release, CD Review wrote of the performance of Schumann’s Concerto: ‘…his playing is thrillingly imaginative and I cannot recall ever having heard the Finale sound so physically exciting as it does here.’ About the performance of Chopin’s F minor Concerto, the reviewer noted: ‘Lortie produces a scintillating reading which resounds in the mind long after the music has ceased.’