Christopher Hinterhuber (piano), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Uwe Grodd (conductor)
The fourteen works for piano and orchestra of Ferdinand Ries stand alongside those of Hummel as the finest and most important of their kind from the early decades of the 19th Century. Intensely lyrical and yet displaying at times a rugged Beethovenian grandeur, Ries's eight concertos are works of impressive musical stature. In this fifth and final recording we encounter the first and last of his published concertos and the virtuosic Rondeau brillant Op 144. 'Sparkling performances...the recording is first rate.' (Penguin Guide on Vol 3, 8570440).
Ries Piano Concerto in E-flat major Op 42, Piano Concerto in G minor Op 177, Introduction et Rondeau brillant Op 144
Running Time: 1 hr 18 min