Moog, Milton: Grieg & Moszkowski - Piano Concertos (24/44 FLAC)
Moog, Milton: Grieg & Moszkowski – Piano Concertos (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Moritz Moszkowski, Edvard Hagerup Grieg
Performer: Joseph Moog
Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern
Conductor: Nicholas Milton
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Onyx
Release: 2015
Size: 569 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Moritz Moszkowski:
Piano Concerto in E, Op. 59
01. I. Moderato
02. II. Andante
03. III. Scherzo – Vivace
04. IV. Allegro deciso

Edvard Hagerup Grieg:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 29:48
05. I. Allegro molto moderato 12:36
06. II. Adagio 6:35
07. III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato

Joseph Moog has established an enviable reputation as one of the most impressive virtuoso pianists of the younger generation. His catholic tastes embrace both the core repertoire and many works from its backwaters – works that were once warhorses, but have for no apparent reason fallen into unjust neglect. The Moszkowski piano concerto on this new CD is such a work. Overflowing with memorable tunes, the piano writing and indeed the handling of the orchestra marks this out as a very skilfully constructed work. Do not expect moments of profundity or an emotional roller coaster: just marvel at the fluidity and brilliance of Moszkowski’s writing. This is salon music of the highest order, and none the worse for that!

Moog couples the Moszkowski with one of the concertos in the repertoire whose fortunes have not waned – the evergreen Grieg concerto which never fails to impress the listener.

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