Radu Lupu: Complete Decca Concerto Recordings

Radu Lupu: Complete Decca Concerto Recordings

by Radu Lupu

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Radu Lupu: Complete Decca Concerto Recordings

Pianist Radu Lupu does not have a large discography compared to many other pianists, but his are consistently noted for his interpretation. This 2011 Decca box contains a large portion of that discography, the concerto recordings Lupu made in the 1970s and '80s. His playing is virtuosic, as can be heard in Beethoven's "Emperor Concerto" and in the Grieg and Schumann, but he also has an unforced way of coloring and shaping whatever it is he's playing, making it engaging yet true to its period. The Mozart concertos are light and singing, while the Brahms is appealingly dramatic, but cleanly delivered. A couple of the discs are filled out with some not-often-encountered chamber music: the piano and wind quintets by Mozart and Beethoven, performed just as assiduously and musically by Lupu and his colleagues. The sound quality does vary between recordings, but is generally more than acceptable. This set would be a good choice for someone looking for many of the great, Romantic piano concertos in one place, as well as any fan of Lupu's that doesn't already have these recordings.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028947829225
catalogNumber: 001581402
Rank: 103751

Tracks

  1. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
  2. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  3. Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon in E flat major, Op. 16
  4. Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  5. Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon in E flat major, K. 452
  6. Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414 (K. 385p)
  7. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467
  8. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  9. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73
  10. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  11. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  12. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  13. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Radu Lupu   Primary Artist

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