1. Ries: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra / Hinterhuber, Grodd, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Gävle Symfoniorkeste, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - ArkivMusic

Ries: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra / Hinterhuber, Grodd, New Zealand Symphony, RLPO, Gävle Symfoniorkeste, Bournemouth Symphony

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Ferdinand Ries’ works for piano and orchestra stand alongside those of Hummel as the finest and most important of their kind from the early decades of the 19th century. Ries was long remembered as Beethoven’s friend, pupil, and secretary, but these recordings reveal the intense lyricism and rugged Beethovenian grandeur of this pianist-composer’s piano concertos. A rich variety of companion pieces renowned for their brilliant juxtapositions of ravishing beauty and exceptional pianistic virtuosity are also included.

REVIEW:

The Austrian Christopher Hinterhuber has made it his goal to put the great pianist Ferdinand Ries in perspective as a composer as well. He certainly succeeds in this with the complete recording of the piano concertos.

His playing of the Piano Concerto op. 132 is very well balanced in phrasing, and his touch resilts in a fine, clear piano tone. He refrains from any power on the keys, relying instead on soulful singing out.

In the variations on Rule Britannia, the RLPO does not allow itself to be seduced into musical patriotism, into pompous sounds of the kind composed by Elgar and his contemporaries.

In the Concertos op. 42 in E-flat major, op. 177, as well as the Rondeau Brillant op. 144., Hinterhuber's gripping manner once again proves himself a very competent advocate of the Beethoven admirer who, however, developed a very personal sound in his works. He plays brilliantly, with palatable forte or velvety touch in the quiet passages. In these performances, the ‘New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’ and Uwe Grodd offer marvelous support.

-- Pizzicato

 



Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 28, 2022


  • Catalog Number: 8505257


  • UPC: 747313525737


  • Label: Naxos Regular CD


  • Number of Discs: 5


  • Composer: Ries, Ferdinand Ries


  • Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Christoph Hinterhuber



Works:


  1. Piano Concerto No. 8 in A-Flat Major, Op. 151, "Gruss an den Rhein", "Salut au Rhin"

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  2. Piano Concerto No. 6 in C Major, Op. 123

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  3. Variations on Swedish National Airs, Op. 52

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: Gävle Symfoniorkester

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  4. Introduction and Polonaise, Op. 174

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: Gävle Symfoniorkester

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  5. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 55

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: Gävle Symfoniorkester

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  6. Piano Concerto No. 7 in A Minor, Op. 132, "Farewell to London"

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  7. Grand Variations on Rule Britannia, Op. 116

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  8. Introduction and Variations Brillantes, Op. 170

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  9. Piano Concerto No. 5 in D Major, Op. 120, 'Pastoral'

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  10. Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 115

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  11. Introduction and Rondeau Brilliant, WoO 54

    Composer: Feredinand Ries

    Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  12. Piano Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 42

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  13. Introduction et Rondeau brillant, Op. 144

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd


  14. Piano Concerto No. 9 in G Minor, Op. 177

    Composer: Ferdinand Ries

    Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Christopher Hinterhuber (Piano)

    Conductor: Uwe Grodd