CHOPIN | BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTOS (THE CHAMBER VERSIONS)
Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 11 (Arr. R. Hoffmann)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 4, op. 58 (Arr. V. Lachner/L. van Beethoven)
Gémeaux Quartet, Szymon Marciniak (Double Bass)
RCA Red Seal 88875061442
Release: 20.01.2017 (Switzerland & International)
Piano: Steinway & Sons (Concert Grand Model D)
Recording: July 24-25, 2013 (Chopin) & October 19-20, 2013 (Beethoven)
On his new album, pianist See Siang Wong plays the first piano concerto of Chopin as well as the 4th piano concerto by Ludwig van Beethoven in a very special version: instead of a large symphony orchestra, the soloist is accompanied by a chamber music ensemble. These chamber music compositions were made during the composer's lifetime. For this recording, however, See Siang Wong and the Gémeaux Quartet have revised both the string and piano voices for the benefit to the original. A completely new listening experience for these two popular concertos from the classical and romantic era!
Booklet and Liner Notes: English, German
Includes an Introduction by See Siang Wong:
"Chopin and Beethoven; the piano concertos as chamber music"
"Chopin und Beethoven; Die Klavierkonzerte in Kammermusikfassungen"