Ravel & Gershwin - Piano Concertos : Denis Kozhukhin - SACD

Ravel & Gershwin - Piano Concertos : Denis Kozhukhin - SACD

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Ravel & Gershwin - Piano Concertos : Denis Kozhukhin - SACD
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Ravel & Gershwin: Piano Concertos

Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Kazuki Yamada

Technically flawless, Kozhukhin combines wisely the brilliance and power of his playing with a masterful sense of form, maturity, and a very unique sensitivity.”

Exuberant high spirits, pulsating rhythms and breathless virtuosity jostle with urbane sophistication and deeply felt sentiment in these scintillating jazz-inspired concertos by Maurice Ravel and George Gershwin, played with élan by Denis Kozhukhin and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Kazuki Yamada in this release from PENTATONE.

A sparkling divertissement with witty orchestration and sizzling virtuosity, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major is and one of his best-loved works thanks to its impeccable style, dashing humour, and its hauntingly beautiful slow movement. In a change of mood, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major is a darkly hued, powerful work with a heroic grandeur realised in a fearsomely difficult piano part that traverses the keyboard to dazzling effect. And Tin Pan Alley beckons with Gershwin’s breezily confident and polished Piano Concerto in F major. With an inventive score that artfully combines jazz elements, heart on sleeve melodies and brilliant pianistics, the result is irresistible.

Gershwin, George (1898-1937)
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major
Ravel: Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

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