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Lutosławski: Piano Concerto - Symphony No. 2

Krystian Zimerman, Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle

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Concerto For Piano And Orchestra  
1. Dotted Quarter Note = ca. 110
Witold Lutosławski; Krystian Zimerman; Berliner Philharmoniker; Simon Rattle
2. Presto - Poco meno mosso - Lento
Witold Lutosławski; Krystian Zimerman; Berliner Philharmoniker; Simon Rattle
3. Eighth Note = ca. 85 - Largo
Witold Lutosławski; Krystian Zimerman; Berliner Philharmoniker; Simon Rattle
4. Quarter Note = ca. 84 - Presto
Witold Lutosławski; Krystian Zimerman; Berliner Philharmoniker; Simon Rattle
Symphony No. 2  
1. Hésitant (Live)
Witold Lutosławski; Berliner Philharmoniker; Simon Rattle
2. Direct (Live)
Witold Lutosławski; Berliner Philharmoniker; Simon Rattle
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    52:21
"Five Stars ... a glorious affirmation of its place in the concerto canon ... Rattle’s performance, massive and thrillingly wild, conveys the sense of a work that’s both experimental and at the same time profoundly assured." - The Guardian "... not only makes for riveting listening but also makes musical sense, coming across as a genuine symphony, one the composer knew he had built to last, as Simon Rattle and the Berliners fabulously demonstrate." - ClassicalSource.com "Zimerman injects both delicacy and virtuosity into the dialogue with Simon Rattle's orchestra and also holds the key, as probably only a Pole could do, to the serious yet wistful undercurrents of this work. Yet Rattle's own input is distinguished ... who better to summon up (the warmth of the work) than the luxurious-sounding Berliners?" - BBC Music Magazine The Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle come together for this critically-celebrated recital of Lutosławski's orchestral works, including the Piano Concerto, written in 1988 and dedicated to the featured pianist here, Krystian Zimerman.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – DG Studio Masters

Recording: Berlin, Philharmonie, Großer Saal, 9/2013 Executive Producer Deutsche Grammophon: Angelika Meissner Executive Producers Berliner Philharmoniker: Olaf Maninger, Robert Zimmermann Producer: Christoph Franke Recording Engineer (Tonmeister): René Möller Project Manager Deutsche Grammophon: Burkhard Bartsch Project Manager Berliner Philharmoniker: Felix Feustel Piano Technician: Thomas Hübsch Publishers: Chester Music Ltd. (Piano Concerto); Edition Wilhelm Hansen (Symphony No. 2); both administered by Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski, Hamburg Piano Concerto © 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin Symphony No. 2 © 2015 Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker under license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin Artwork © 2015 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin Booklet Editor: Jens Schünemeyer Cover Photo © Mat Hennek Artist Photo © Robert Cahen Art Direction and Cover Design: Merle Kersten Package Design: Mareike Walter

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