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Scott, C - Piano Concertos Nos 1 and 2; Early One Morning.

John Ogdon Audio CD
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  • Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
  • Composer: Cyril Scott
  • Audio CD (8 Jan 2007)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Lyrita
  • ASIN: B000M5B6MO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,081 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C: Allegro maestosoLondon Philharmonic Orchestra17:21Album Only
Listen  2. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C: AdagioLondon Philharmonic Orchestra10:28Album Only
Listen  3. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C: Allegro poco moderatoLondon Philharmonic Orchestra11:43Album Only
Listen  4. Early One Morning: Poem for Piano & OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra14:47Album Only
Listen  5. Piano Concerto No. 2: Con MotoLondon Philharmonic Orchestra12:27Album Only
Listen  6. Piano Concerto No. 2: TranquilloLondon Philharmonic Orchestra 5:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Piano Concerto No. 2: EnergicoLondon Philharmonic Orchestra 6:51£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Concertos pour piano n° 1 & 2 - Early One Morning / John Ogdon, piano - London Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Bernard Herrmann

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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully atmospheric music 29 Mar 2007
By Jeffrey Davis VINE VOICE
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Even if you have purchased the fine Chandos recordings of these works I would still strongly recommend this CD as an essential supplement. There is a unique poetry about Bernard Herrmann's and John Ogdon's collaboration in this music. The Piano Concerto No 1 is a hauntingly atmospheric work with a distinctly "chinese" feel to it. Like Boult's recording of the great Moeran Symphony, I have waited decades for this to appear on CD having greatly enjoyed the two LPs produced in the 1970s. The Second Piano Concerto is a more difficult nut to crack, less immediately appealing than the First Concerto but still a fine work worth persevering with. Cyril Scott's "Early One Morning" is perhaps the most immediately appealing piece; an absolute delight. Strongly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An almost perfect recording 22 Jun 2007
By Laszlo - Published on Amazon.com
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If you like Debussy and Delius at their most exotic, you'll love this. Especially because the performances are outstanding and the sound is Lyrita at its best: sumptous.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wake me when it's over 6 May 2007
By Classic Music Lover - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a reissue of recordings made about 25 years ago. At the time, Cyril Scott's music wasn't in vogue, but today his exotic late romanticism/impressionism is popular again. In the First Piano Concerto especially, the pianist and conductor linger over every phrase, treating the work like an exotic hothouse flower. Atmospheric perhaps, but it destroys the structure of the piece, especially in the two outer movements. A newer recording on Chandos by Howard Shelley and Martyn Brabbins is so much more revealing -- while shaving fully five minutes off the performance length. (The 2nd movement does benefit from Ogdon's longeurs, however.) The Second Piano Concerto gives us more of the same treatment, but not to quite the same degree.
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