FERDINAND RIES (1784-1838): Piano Concertos, Vol. 4 - Concerto Pastoral in D, Op. 120, Concerto in C Minor, Op. 115, Introduction et Rondeau Brillant, WoO 54.
Catalogue Number: 11M037
Description: Three more masterful and compelling works from Ries: the two concertos (his fifth and fourth respectively - both published in 1823 but the Fourth probably written as early as 1809) are a fine combination of orchestral Beethovenian gruffness and grandeur and scintilliating, bravura pianism à la Hummel. The late (1835) 18-minute discmate is equally grand orchestrally and brilliant pianistically. Nine of Ries' piano-and-orchestra pieces down and five to go! Christopher Hinterhuber (piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Uwe Grodd.