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Schoenberg, Messiaen & Ravel: Orchestral Works

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberPTC5186949
Release date2022-07-01
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and its Music and Artistic Director Jonathan Nott continue their acclaimed series of 20th-century masterpieces on PENTATONE, together with star pianist Francesco Piemontesi, presenting piano concertos by Ravel and Schoenberg alongside Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques. Each of these composers redefined 20th-century music in a highly personal way, and the works recorded here share a connection to the United States which one would perhaps not expect right away from these European master composers. While Ravel and Schoenberg’s piano concertos provide the most original and colourful 20th-century contributions to this genre, Messiaen employs a similar scoring to express his profound reverence for nature in Oiseaux exotiques. These challenging and multifarious scores fit Piemontesi, Nott and the orchestra like a glove.
Francesco Piemontesi is among the most-cherished pianists of our age, and presents the third fruit of his exclusive collaboration with PENTATONE, having released the acclaimed Schubert – Last Piano Sonatas (2019) and Bach Nostalghia (2021). The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is one of the world’s most respected orchestras with a vast PENTATONE discography. This is their third release on the label with their Music and Artistic Director Jonathan Nott, after Strauss, Debussy & Ligeti (2018) and the gloriously received Debussy & Schoenberg; Pelléas et Mélisande (2021), containing Nott’s new arrangement of Debussy’s opera.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Ravel, Maurice
  Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83 21:26
01 Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: I. Allegramente 08:27 $ 1.14 USD
02 Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: II. Adagio assai 08:45 $ 1.18 USD
03 Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: III. Presto 04:14 $ 0.57 USD
  Composer: Messiaen, Olivier
04 Oiseaux exotiques, I/41 15:05 $ 2.04 USD
  Composer: Schoenberg, Arnold
  Piano Concerto, Op. 42 20:35
05 Piano Concerto, Op. 42: I. Andante 04:38 $ 0.63 USD
06 Piano Concerto, Op. 42: II. Molto allegro 02:31 $ 0.34 USD
07 Piano Concerto, Op. 42: III. Adagio 06:55 $ 0.93 USD
08 Piano Concerto, Op. 42: IV. Giocoso. Moderato 06:31 $ 0.88 USD
  Album total 57:06
PianoPiemontesi, Francesco
OrchestraOrchestre de la Suisse Romande
ConductorNott, Jonathan
ComposerMessiaen, Olivier
Ravel, Maurice
Schoenberg, Arnold

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