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Dohler * Dreyschock: 'The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol 61'

Magazine article Gramophone

Dohler * Dreyschock: 'The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol 61'

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Dohler * Dreyschock

'The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol 61'

Dohler Piano Concerto, Op 7

Dreyschock Morceau de concert, Op 27.

Salut a Vienne: Rondo brillant, Op 32

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / Howard Shelley pf

Hyperion [F] CDA67950 (56' * DDD)

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Concertos lost to history from Germany and Bohemia

Assiduous followers of Hyperion's 'Romantic Piano Concerto' series may well know the name Alexander Dreyschock (1818-69), as he featured back in Vol 21 (10/99). Should you be unfamiliar, Heinrich Heine's summation of the playing of this Bohemian whizz (and former child prodigy) goes like this: 'Go hang yourself, Franz Liszt! You are but an ordinary wind god in comparison with this God of Thunder!' Dreyschock's C minor Morceau de concert is as tempestuous as the key might suggest and the solo cello theme (at 3'42"), answered fervently by the piano, is unexpectedly affecting. His Viennese tribute is, by contrast, a frippery, but no less charming for that and with an irritatingly catchy Rondo theme. …

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