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The Piano Concertos

Bartok: Piano Concertos Nos 1, 2 & 3

The Classical Shop
release date: September 2010

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2009


BBC Philharmonic

Gianandrea Noseda

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet



Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester


Brian Pidgeon

Mike George


Stephen Rinker

Jeremy Oxley

(Assistant: 1 April)

Owain Williams

(Assistant: 10 December)

Vanessa Nuttall

(Assistant: 9 December)

Record Label


Orchestral & Concertos


Total Time - 73:19
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The Piano Concertos

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Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91

1 I Allegro moderato 8:52
2 II Andante 6:24
3 III Allegro 6:44

Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101

4 I Allegro 9:23
5 II Adagio - Presto - Adagio 12:09
6 III Allegro molto 6:13

Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127

7 I Allegretto 7:09
8 II Adagio religioso 10:05
9 III [Allegro vivace] 6:20

Bartók: Piano Concertos – Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, BBC Philharmonic, Gianandrea Noseda

‘Orchestral CD of the Month’ BBC Music

‘Over the years, Bartók’s Piano Concertos have been exceptionally well served on disc… Jean-Efflam Bavouzet can be added to this august list of interpreters, for these exciting and dynamic performances certainly match such rivals in terms of their visceral impact and musical insight… As always, Chandos cushions these fine performances in opulent sound but the piano is placed within the orchestra, enabling us to hear Bartók’s intricate contrapuntal lines with the greatest clarity.’

Erik Levi, BBC Music, October 2010

‘If we are accustomed to hearing Jean-Efflam Bavouzet on discs of Debussy, Ravel, and Haydn, here he makes a radical move from those intimate, refined worlds to the raw dynamism of Bartók’s three piano concertos. In league with the finely honed BBC Philharmonic, these are performances vibrant in colour, vital in rhythm and detail and viscerally exciting in impact.’

Geoffrey Norris, The Daily Telegraph, 28 August

“...the Chandos release keeps me riveted as I listen: the music unfolds gracefully and coherently, and the sparkling sonics allow me to savor Bartok’s orchestration in wonderful detail.”

Haskins – American Record Guide – July/August 2011

“...These performances seemed immediately communicative; immediately right. Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic admirably second the sensitivity and strength of the soloist...”

Ronald E Grames – Fanfare March/April 2011

              ‘Pianists Choice’
“The intimate, chamber music give-and-take makes Bavouzets disc such a clear winner!”

Marius Dawn   The Pianist – April/May 2011                                                                                       

Interpretation *****    Sound *****      Repertoire ******

Carsten Dürer  -  Piano News (Germany ) – February 2011                                        

**** - Excellent

Stephane Friederich

Classica - November 2010

“International Piano Choice”
“…Right from the beginning of the First, the crystal clarity of Chandos’s recording is in evidence. The piano is placed with its percussion comrades, emphasising the vitality of the writing...”
"...Recent Proms performances have underlined what a superb ensemble the BBC Philharmonic is under Noseda. The polish of its execution is remarkable. Superb.”

Colin Clarke

International Piano Magazine - November/December 2010

“… this finely disciplined performance reiterates how great an effect he [Noseda]has had on his orchestra…” “Starier recordings exist, but for unanimity of style, this is excellent.”

Anna Picard

The Independent On Sunday - 17 October 2010

Editors Choice  - Gramophone Awards Shortlist 2011

‘Bavouzet turns to Bartok with brilliant results’ ‘…another exceptional performance’

Rob Cowan

Gramophone - Awards Issue 2010

Album of the Week
‘Last year the French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet dazzled us with Haydn and Debussy; now he turns to three of the 20th century’s most important concertos. If the first two are densely experimental, the third is pure joy from start to finish, particularly in these brilliant hands.’

Michael Church

The Independent - 2 October 2010

“…In league with the finely honed BBC Philharmonic, these are performances vibrant in colour, vital in rhythm and detail and viscerally exciting in impact.”

Geoffrey Norris

The Telegraph - 28 August 2010

’Orchestral Choice’

Erik Levi

BBC Music Magazine - October 2010

“Both Bavouzet and the BBC Philharmonic with Gianandrea Noseda are outstanding in the First Concerto, capturing its epic scale and mixture of formality and barbarism…”

Andrew Clements

The Guardian - 26 August 2010

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