JULIUS RÖNTGEN (1855-1932): Piano Concertos No. 3 in D Minor, No. 6 in E Minor and No. 7 in C.
Catalogue Number: 11V003
Reference: 555 055-2
Description: The Third of 1887-88, unlike the rest of Röntgen’s piano concertos is in four movements, reminiscent of Brahms and not at all of the New German School of Liszt adherents. In December 1929 Röntgen began composing his last two piano concertos. No. 6 has one movement and lasts a mere fifteen minutes. The theme consists of repeated gentle undulating motion that recurs at the beginning, in the middle, with the cadenza, and at the end and reflects the bitonality so diligently practiced by Willem Pijper and Hindemith, two composers whom Röntgen held in admiration. No. 7, his last, has three distinct movements with folk music playing a key role in all of them. Oliver Triendl (piano), Kristiansand Symphony Orchestral. Hermann Bäumer.