Learn more Download now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on 4 August 2013
What do I mean by the title? I mean that when listening to Ferdinand Ries, one can hear echoes of other composers, not only of the time but also of the future; it's like someone has got a cooking pot, added a little bit of Beethoven, thrown in a bit of Chopin, a substantial handful of Hummel and Field, a few pinches of other composers here and there and 'voila'!: Ferdinand Ries. But instead of dwelling on these similarities just enjoy him for what he is: an extremely talented composer who obviously admired his contemporaries very much and honoured them in his own way (even if that sometimes bordered on "copying").
Why isn't he more popular today? I would say that it's because as great as he is, for everything great about his music there is someone else who has either before or since done it better. Though this should not detract from the fact that his music is brilliant.

I have invested in all of the discs in this series, and all of the Symphonies in the CPO series, and every disc is wonderful. For the Piano Concerto cycle, this has to be my favourite, hence why I have chosen to place my review of the series here.

I would recommend this disc and the others in the series to both experienced and inexperienced listeners alike; it's accessible enough for people who have "worn out the Beethoven" and are looking to expand their collection, and for more experienced listeners looking to try something new, yet also oddly familiar and refreshing.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

4.7 out of 5 stars
£7.73+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime