||ANTONIN DVORAK - PIANO CONCERTO IN G MINOR, Op. 33 - POETIC TONE-PICTURES, Op. 85 -
VASSILY PRIMAKOV (Piano) - JUSTIN BROWN (Conductor) - ODENSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - 090404930928 - Bridge 9309|
It is incomprehensible as to why the Antonin Dvorák Piano Concerto is not performed or recorded as often as some of the big guns in the repertoire. To find
out why, we may need to go back to the year 1876 when Dvorák composed it. He himself was not a pianist, so in his attempts to write impressive virtuoso passages for the piano
in this concerto, he might not have been thinking in pianistic terms and therefore created unusual problems for the performer. That is probably one of the main reasons for its
neglect, because it most certainly can't be because of the quality of the music. In true Dvorák form, it is a spirited work, of a mostly cheerful nature, loaded with well crafted
melodies and a well balanced give and take between the orchestra and the soloist. The main ideas in all the movements are strong enough to provide lots of development throughout,
and the two outer movements certainly build to impressive moments where the pianist has to display some technical and musical prowess.