The Romantic Piano Concerto Oswald & Napoleão dos Santos Piano Concertos Artur Pizarro (piano) BBC National Orchestra of Wales .
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Napoleão's concerto is even more grandiose, with a nearly 20-minute opening slow movement that holds up structurally, and a fast scherzo and finale. Either one of these pieces could be added to a symphonic piano concerto program with profitable results, and Portuguese American pianist Artur Pizarro brings the desired virtuoso flair, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Martyn Brabbins staying out of his way as needed. Recommended for anyone interested in Brazilian music.
Oswald's Piano Concerto dates from about 1886. Although influences of Faure can be detected, its overall character owes more to the late Romantic German style. Napoleao's Piano Concerto N. is undated but was probably composed around the same time as Oswald's. Pizarro is only the third pianist to champion this spectacular work. Performer: Artur Pizarro. Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins. Composer: Henrique Oswald, Alfredo Napoleao. Audio CD (October 14, 2014).
By Henrique Oswald - BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Artur Pizarro & Martyn Brabbins. 2. Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 10: II. Adagio –. By Henrique Oswald - BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Artur Pizarro & Martyn Brabbins. 3. 10: III. Allegro. 4. Piano Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 31: I. Andantino maestoso. By Alfredo Napoleão - BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Artur Pizarro & Martyn Brabbins.
Artist : Martyn Brabbins. 64: Oswald, Napoleão. Composer : Oswald - Napoleao. Artur Pizarro (Piano) - Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 10~Allegro (un poco agitato) 14:21. 10~Adagio 9:21. Read full description.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins. One cannot imagine them more convincingly executed. What verve and flair brings to the stamina-sapping solos, and with what graceful lyricism he invests the cantabile writing - Gramophone Magazine, November 2014 Mor. Portuguese virtuoso Artur Pizarro makes a welcome return to the Romantic Piano Concerto series with the outpourings of two brilliant pianist-composers. Their names may not be familiar to listeners today. The Brazilian Henrique Oswald and the Portuguese Alfredo Napoleão were born in the same year, less than three months apart, when Schumann, Brahms and Liszt were alive and Chopin recently deceased. Both were of mixed European heritage: Oswald with a Swiss-German father and Italian mother, Napoleão with an Italian father and Portuguese mother.
Scriabin - Artur Pizarro - The Complete Mazurkas (CD, Album). Vianna da Motta - Artur Pizarro, Orquestra Gulbenkian, Martyn Brabbins - Piano Concerto In A Major, Fantasia Dramática, Ballada, Op 16 (Album). Oswald, Napoleão - Artur Pizarro, BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Martyn Brabbins. Oswald, Napoleão - Artur Pizarro, BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Martyn Brabbins - Piano Concerto In G Minor, Op 10, Piano Concerto In E Flat Minor, Op 31 (CD, Album).
Artur Pizarro began his piano studies in Lisbon with Campos Coelho, professor of piano at the Lisbon Conservatory of Music, at age three. At age five, he began studying with pianist Sequeira Costa, also in Lisbon. In 1977, after Sequeira Costa accepted a position as Distinguished Professor of Piano at the University of Kansas, Artur followed him to Lawrence, Kansas, in the United States. CDA67163 José Vianna da Motta Piano Concerto in A major, Ballada, Fantasia Dramatica ( with Martyn Brabbins and Orquestra Gulbenkian). I would definitely recommend it and look forward to hearing the second volume. Regarding Pizarro's 2006 recording of Chopin Piano Sonatas on Linn Records: "The majestic Third Sonata can hardly be bettered and with the fine natural recorded sound we could very well have the Chopin release of the year.
Oswald’s Piano Concerto in G Minor is rich with opportunities to demonstrate musical artistry and Portuguese virtuoso Artur Pizarro executes the solo line with class. It is clear Oswald, like Rachmaninov, knew how to use the form to demonstrate his own ability as a pianist. The soloist has to possess impressive stamina to complete this technical marathon. In the first movement, Pizarro embodies nervous energy as he dances around the keyboard. Strident opening chords make it apparent that Napoleão’s Second Piano Concerto is a dramatically different piece. The second movement is cheeky and intimate, while a gentle clarinet solo gives ample opportunity for Pizarro to play with the final movement’s character, colour and texture. Napoleão deserves more champions.
|Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 10|
|1||Allegro (un poco agitato) Henrique Oswald||Martyn Brabbins / Artur Pizarro / BBC National Orchestra of Wales||14:21|
|2||Adagio Henrique Oswald||Martyn Brabbins / Artur Pizarro / BBC National Orchestra of Wales||9:21|
|3||Allegro Henrique Oswald||Martyn Brabbins / Artur Pizarro / BBC National Orchestra of Wales||6:27|
|Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat minor, Op. 31|
|4||Andantino maestoso Alfredo Napoleão||Martyn Brabbins / Artur Pizarro / BBC National Orchestra of Wales||19:52|
|5||Scherzo: Allegro viviace - Più lento - Tempo 1 Alfredo Napoleão||Martyn Brabbins / Artur Pizarro / BBC National Orchestra of Wales||4:11|
|6||Allegro - Più vivo Alfredo Napoleão||Martyn Brabbins / Artur Pizarro / BBC National Orchestra of Wales||12:54|
Credits:Sven Arnstein - Photography
BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Orchestra, Primary Artist
Martyn Brabbins - Conductor, Primary Artist
Simon Eadon - Engineer
Sasha Gusov - Photography
Nancy Lee Harper - Liner Notes
Andrew Keener - Recording Producer
Alfredo Napoleão - Composer
Henrique Oswald - Composer
Simon Perry - Executive Producer
Artur Pizarro - Piano, Primary Artist
Dave Rowell - Assistant Engineer
Viola Scheffel - Liner Note Translation
Michael Spring - Executive Producer
Nicholas Whiting - Orchestra Leader