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Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 - Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Sa Chen, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

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Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18  
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I. Moderato
Sergei Rachmaninov; Sa Chen; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
11:21
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II. Adagio sostenuto
Sergei Rachmaninov; Sa Chen; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
12:04
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III. Allegro scherzando
Sergei Rachmaninov; Sa Chen; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
11:58
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16  
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I. Allegro molto moderato
Edvard Grieg; Sa Chen; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
13:46
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II. Adagio
Edvard Grieg; Sa Chen; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
6:34
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III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
Edvard Grieg; Sa Chen; Gulbenkian Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
10:45
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:28
"... these are gentle readings of great beauty ..."
- ClassicalCDReview.com

"She projects the rolling passage work and multilayered textures of the Rachmaninov with plenty of power and sweep ... Chen's well-modulated, regulation pianism does justice to the Grieg ..."
- Gramophone

"Her performance is a powerhouse packed with pianistic prowess ... she’s equally responsive to the music’s poetic gestures and moments of melodic suppleness. Grieg’s concerto has never sounded more convincing than it does in Chen’s performance."
- Fanfare

Chinese pianist Sa Chen performs two of the best known of all piano concertos with conductor Lawrence Foster and the Gulbenkian Orchestra. Sa Chen is the only pianist in history to have won awards at three top international piano competitions. In 2010, she also won China’s Classical Elite Award in both Shanghai and Beijing in the categories Best Concerts of the Year and Best Recital Concert of the Year.
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Recording venue: Grande Auditório of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, February 2011
Executive Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineers: Carl Schuurbiers, Erdo Groot (post-production)
Recording Engineer: Roger de Schot
Editing: Roger de Schot, Erdo Groot

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