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NIFCCD 101 Howard Shelley - Lessel, Dobrzyński Piano Concertos

NIFCCD 101 Howard Shelley - Lessel, Dobrzyński Piano Concertos NIFCCD 101 Howard Shelley - Lessel, Dobrzyński Piano Concertos

This album really restores the magical world of the 19th century Warsaw – Warsaw of the time of Chopin's youth. Charming Piano concertos by Lessel and Dobrzyński (a school friend of Chopin) – perfect examples of the sources of Chopin's stile, allow the listeners to feel the same atmosphere which Chopin recalled many times throughout his life.    

Howard Shelley, world-famous British pianist and conductor, regularly gives concerts in Warsaw invited by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute and that's more, in his repertoire, he reserved a special place for less popular Polish music. Both concerts were recorded during the festivals Chopin and his Music, when Shelley appeared as a soloist and conductor, playing with the orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia.

Stanisław Leszczyński  

Contents:

Franciszek Lessel
Piano concerto in C major, Op. 14 [1801]            

  • Allegro brillante
  • Adagio
  • Rondo. Allegretto

Igancy Feliks Dobrzyński
Piano concerto in A flat major, Op. 2 [1824]

  • Allegro moderato
  • Andante espressivo
  • Rondo. Vivace ma non troppo

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