Jodassohn & Draeseke: Piano Concertos

Jodassohn & Draeseke: Piano Concertos

by Markus Becker
     
 
Though barely remembered now, both Salomon Jadassohn and Felix Draeseke were major figures in German musical life in the second half of the 19th century. Both began their studies at the Leipzig Conservatory but after independently encountering Liszt and his work at Weimar in the 1850s both became disciples of that composer. Jadassohn subsequently returned to Leipzig

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Though barely remembered now, both Salomon Jadassohn and Felix Draeseke were major figures in German musical life in the second half of the 19th century. Both began their studies at the Leipzig Conservatory but after independently encountering Liszt and his work at Weimar in the 1850s both became disciples of that composer. Jadassohn subsequently returned to Leipzig where he composed and had a long and distinguished teaching career, his pupils including Delius, Grieg, and Busoni. Draeseke moved to Dresden and taught at the conservatory there. Both composers’ concertos are expertly crafted and feature wonderfully idiomatic piano writing, as one would expect of Liszt pupils. While not ground-breaking, these are thoroughly enjoyable examples of the genre, and one must question why the Jadassohn works in particular, which have truly memorable themes, have been so completely forgotten. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
03/10/2009
Label:
Hyperion Uk
UPC:
0034571176369
catalogNumber:
67636
Rank:
231471

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Tracks

  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 89
  2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 90
  3. Piano concerto in E flat major, Op. 36

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