Johann Peter Pixis & Sigismond Thalberg - The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol. 58 (Howard Shelley; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 297 Mb
Label: Hyperion - Date: 2012
This 58th volume of the Romantic Piano Concerto series presents two composer-pianists who contributed to Liszt’s piano extravaganza Hexaméron (1837). Thalberg (who would be celebrating his 200th birthday in 2012) famously took part in a pianistic ‘duel’ with Liszt, and was popularly acclaimed as the greatest pianist in the world during his lifetime. He only wrote one piano concerto, and that in his teens, but it is a brilliantly effective showpiece for virtuosity and stamina, the pianist’s hands barely leaving the piano. Johann Peter Pixis has now been …..