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Too Hot to Handle
feat. Nielsen, Debussy, Prokofiev, Berio & Tchaikovsky
You are looking for glorious adrenalin-fueled stuff? Then go on, you want to know…
This week's collection is themed around works known for placing tremendous technical demands on the musicians playing them, and book-ending it are two violin concertos. To begin, Nielsen's Violin Concerto: a gorgeous work that's not nearly as well known as it should be, and it's played here by Vilde Frang. Then to close, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and for this we've got Augustin Hadelich in the soloist spot. Sitting at the centre meanwhile is Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto, with soloist Beatrice Rana. Then, the two works snuggled in between those three are an orchestral one - Debussy's Jeux, performed here by the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire under André Cluytens - and Berio's Sequenza XII for solo bassoon, and the recording we've got of that is the one made by its dedicatee, Pascal Gallois.
Too Hot to Handle
An introduction to Nielsen — Violin Concerto
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Carl NielsenVilde Frang, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Eivind Gullberg Jensen — 2011
An introduction to Debussy — Jeux
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Claude DebussyOrchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, André Cluytens — 1963
An introduction to Prokofiev — Piano Concerto No. 2 in g minor op. 16
Piano Concerto No. 2 in g minor op. 16 Preview Only
Sergei ProkofievBeatrice Rana, Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Sir Antonio Pappano — 2015
An introduction to Berio — Sequenza XII (for Bassoon)
Sequenza XII (for Bassoon) Preview Only
Luciano BerioPascal Gallois — 1994
An introduction to Tchaikovsky — Violin Concerto in D major op. 35
Violin Concerto in D major op. 35 Preview Only
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyAugustin Hadelich, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko — 2016