℗ 2022 Hyperion Records Limited
Released January 12, 2024
Originated July 1, 2022
Duration 1h 15m 45s
Record Label Hyperion
Genre Classical
 

Aloys Schmitt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 etc. (Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto 84)

Howard Shelley

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Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 14  
1.1
I. Allegro
Aloys Schmitt; Howard Shelley
16:20
1.2
II. Adagio con moto quasi andante –
Aloys Schmitt; Ulster Orchestra
7:26
1.3
III. Rondo. Allegro
Aloys Schmitt; Ulster Orchestra
7:24
Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 34  
1.4
I. Allegro
Aloys Schmitt; Ulster Orchestra
16:41
1.5
II. Adagio
Aloys Schmitt; Ulster Orchestra
6:30
1.6
III. Allegro
Aloys Schmitt; Ulster Orchestra
9:10
1.7
Rondeau brillant, Op. 101
Aloys Schmitt; Howard Shelley
12:14
Digital Booklet
"No pianist today is more steeped in this idiom than Howard Shelley, who, true to form, dispatches both concertos with mingled flamboyance and limpid grace. Potentially routine passagework is sparklingly alive, while the cantabile melodies unfold with a vocal flexibility. Shelley is a master of rubato and artful timing. The chic opening of No 1’s finale and the waltzing second theme in the opening Allegro of No 2, given an echt Viennese lilt, make the point … Shelley’s crystalline fingerwork duly dazzles in the delicate filigree of the Rondeau brillant, which begins as a polonaise and ends as a skittering galop: a work not to Schumann’s taste, evidently, but hard to resist in a performance of such style and verve." - Gramophone Composer and conductor, pianist and pedagogue: Aloys Schmitt was respected by his peers and largely forgotten by posterity. As so often in this series, the three works recorded here will have listeners questioning that posthumous neglect.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Hyperion Studio Masters
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-3.57
-9.29 to -0.75
-27.25
-32.27 to -25.09
-23.99
-28.80 to -21.90
14
13 to 16
1
I. Allegro
-0.75-25.09-21.914
2
II. Adagio con moto quasi andante –
-9.29-32.27-28.814
3
III. Rondo. Allegro
-1.82-25.86-22.714
4
I. Allegro
-1.05-25.47-21.914
5
II. Adagio
-6.96-29.92-26.613
6
III. Allegro
-2.68-25.83-22.815
7
Rondeau brillant, Op. 101
-2.47-26.29-23.216

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