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Schumann & Mendelssohn – Piano Concertos – Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antonio Mendez (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Schumann & Mendelssohn – Piano Concertos – Ingrid Fliter, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Antonio Mendez (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 60:55 minutes | 1,23 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: LINN | Digital Booklet | © LINN Records
Recorded: December 2015, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland

Ingrid performs repertoire that is very close to her heart: concertos by two nineteenth century heavyweights, Schumann and Mendelssohn.
Ingrid brings the lyrical romanticism of Schumann’s iconic Piano Concerto to life whilst perfectly navigating the shifting colours and technical demands of this brilliant showpiece. The sparkling passagework and charming melodies which characterise Mendelssohn’s innovative G minor concerto demonstrate Ingrid’s innate skill and pianistic instinct. Following Ingrid’s live performance of the Mendelssohn concerto one critic wrote: ‘In the beautiful second movement, time stood still.’

With both composers giving equal focus to soloist and orchestra, the musicality of the SCO’s award-winning musicians shines through as they partner Fliter perfectly. This also marks the recording debut of Antonio Méndez, who is fast becoming one of the most exciting conductors of his generation following engagements with a host of international orchestras.

‘…there’s still room for something fresh to be said with this evergreen music … in both the Mendelssohn and Schumann, Fliter plays with tautness and energy, fitting hand-in-glove with the smaller chamber-orchestra forces of the SCO and drier recorded sound. Heartfelt and intelligent, this is life-enhancing music, and as a bonus there’s The Fair Melusina Overture…’ –BBC Music Magazine

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54
1. Allegro affettuoso[14’14]
2. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso –[5’21]
3. Allegro vivace[10’49]

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
4. Overture ‘The fair Melusina’ Op 32[10’44]

Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor Op 25
5. Molto allegro con fuoco[7’25]
6. Andante[5’43]
7. Presto – Molto allegro e vivace[6’39]

Bonus track
8. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage[12:28]

Ingrid Fliter, piano
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Antonio Méndez, conductor


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