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Formidably Difficult

Antonín Dvorák's
Piano Concerto -
heard by
STEPHEN FRANCIS VASTA

'... commendable, as far as it goes.'

Antonín Dvorák - Vassily Primakov. © 2009 Bridge Records Inc

The Dvorák piano concerto is difficult to bring off. The composer, trained as a string player, didn't entirely understand how to write for the piano -- granted, composers who are pianists can have the opposite problem! -- and the formidably difficult solo part here has been described as needing 'two right hands'. Meanwhile, the conductor has to find a way to hold the discursive movements together. The present team does some of the right things, but unfortunately not enough of them...

Copyright © 16 March 2010 Stephen Francis Vasta,
New York, USA

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CD INFORMATION: ANTONÍN DVORÁK - VASSILY PRIMAKOV

ANTONIN DVORAK

BRIDGE RECORDS INC

CZECH REPUBLIC

DENMARK

RUSSIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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