Ingenious Melodies! Genteel and Operatic Recording!
Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto is one of the most popular compositions by the composer and one of the most popular piano concertos in general. One of the reasons for this is that the melodies keep coming in the course of this concerto, proving once again what an ingenious composer of melodies Tchaikovsky was. Another one is that pianists have always loved this concerto because it offers them an ideal vehicle to scintillate. The main inspiration for this concerto was Robert Schumann's piano concerto, but also Russian influences (melodies, rhythms, atmosphere).
Martha Argerich is an ideal pianist for this smashing concerto. There are several recordings of this concerto played by Martha Argerich on the market. This interpretation by Charles Dutoit and the Royal Philharmonica Orchestra has an almost genteel and operatic touch.
Charles Dutoit conducting the Royal Philharmonica Orchestra accompanied by pianist Martha Argerich performing Tchaikovsky's Klavierkonzert Nr.1 B-Moll.
Martha Argerich, piano
Royal Philharmonica Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor For Piano & Orchestra, Op. 23
1. 1st Movement: Allegro Non Troppo E Molto Meastoso - Allegro Con Spirito
2. 2nd Movement: Andantino Semplice - Prestissimo
3. 3rd Movement: Allegro Con Fuoco