Piano Concertos

Paolo Giacometti

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Paolo Giacometti: “I am continually surprised how blessed we pianists are in our enormous repertoire. When the idea of recording the Dvorák concerto first came up, it was a great surprise to me that he had composed such a huge piece with such monumental proportions, and it was especially interesting to enter into his musical world, which I had only explored up until now by way of the chamber music. In the case of Schumann, of course, it was entirely different. As a pianist embarking on this composition, you cannot avoid a feeling of great responsibility, because you are traveling a road that so many others have traveled before you. Indeed, it was a great privilege to be allowed to under take this project, and to discover how all of my excitement began to give way, more and more, to the pleasure of devoting myself to such wonderful music. My pleasure was even greater because both of these works are so clearly the creations of a still-youthful romanticism, a romanticism without a trace of decadence, full of hope, strength, and moving sincerity.”

Tracklist

1.
Pianoconcerto in a, opus 54 - Allegro affettuoso
14:41
2.
Pianoconcerto in a, opus 54 - Intermezzo_ andantino grazioso
04:44
3.
Pianoconcerto in a, opus 54 - Rondo_ allegro vivace
10:47
4.
ák - Pianoconcerto in g, opus 33 - Allegro agitato
18:29
5.
ák - Pianoconcerto in g, opus 33 - Andante sostenuto
09:56
6.
ák - Pianoconcerto in g, opus 33 - Allegro con fuoco
11:38

Total time: 01:10:15

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Original Recording Format

Cables

van den Hul T3 series

Digital Converters

DCS A/D DSD / DCS DA

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Equipment

B&W 803 diamond series

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom design

Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Musis Sacrem, Arnhem the Netherlands June 2001

Recording Software

Pyramix bij Merging

Speakers

Audiolab, Holland

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

SKU

17802

Release Date January 1, 2014
SKU 17802

Press reviews

Klassieke Zaken

Dvorak: Giacometti seems to understand his lyricism quite well. His delivery is sparkling and satisfying. American Record Guide () Paolo Giacometti kan zich in de middenweg tussen symfonie, concert en grote sonate perfect vinden

Leeuwarder Courant

frisse spontane uitvoering van beide concerten … De volkomen natuurlijke manier waarop de dirigent het Gelders Orkest laat spelen, sluit prima aan bij de opvattingen van Giacometti.

Pianowereld

Paolo bewijst hiemee weer zijn grote talent door een wat romantische, maar vooral stralende en pittige uitvoering van Schumanns pianoconcert, zonder bombastisch pianistisch vertoon…. Dvoraks pianoconcert wordt op haast parelende wijze uitgevoerd.

Stereophile

Excellent presence for all the performers () () Clear soloists and the chorus eminently so.

www.ultra audio

is playing is very articulate, lyrical and charming, he brings a delicacy, grace and intimacy to both the Schumann and Dvorak concertos.

Fanfare

He has an introspective style of phrasing, dulcet tone, and real imagination without a trace of pretentiousness. …. This is one of the most effective performances ..

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