Krystian Zimerman, Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle – Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto & Symphony No. 2 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 52:17 minutes | 838 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
This album follows up Krystian Zimerman and Sir Simon Rattle’s award winning DG recording of Brahm’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto, written in 1988, is dedicated to Krystian Zimerman and was presented by him the first time to audiences in Salzburg in the same year.
The piece features extremely virtuosic demands, its dense pianistic gestures at times recall the piano concertos of Bartók and Prokofiev. The Symphony No. 2, created with techniques of “limited aleatoricism” (Lutosławski), fascinates with its orchestral surfaces that offer an insight into their creator’s ability to organize sounds in a very precise way and their iridescent and colorful vitality.
01. Lutoslawski: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra-1. Dotted Quarter Note = 110-Quarter Note = 70
02. Lutoslawski: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra-2. Presto-Poco meno mosso-Lento
03. Lutoslawski: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra-3. Eighth Note ca. 85-Largo
04. Lutoslawski: Concerto For Piano And Orchestra-4. Quarter Note = 84-Presto
05. Lutoslawski: Symphony No.2-1. Hésitant (Live)
06. Lutoslawski: Symphony No.2-2. Direct (Live)
Krystian Zimerman, piano
Simon Rattle, conductor