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MALCUZYNSKI PLAYS CONCERTI



Malcuzynski plays Concerti by Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff.  I was very fortunate to have been introduced to the 1963 recording of the Rachmaninoff third when I embarked on what is now my fifty year Journey into the glorious realm of magnificent piano playing.  It is still among my very favorites, something that cannot be said of many recordings through which I became intimate the great piano music of the last 250 years.

While I would place the recording of the Chopin F minor conducted by Susskind in the same category, the Brahms D minor concerto has been supplanted among my favorites by several others.  Still, it is a very fine performance, and if it has lost some of its luster in my appreciation, it is certainly for no significant reason.  The same can be said for the other recordings on this page, though I came to them later and do not experience the same thrill of first discovery when I hear them.  They are very fine and very satisfying.



Rachmaninoff  Piano Concerto 3 in D minor, Op 30
Witold Rowicki conducting the Warsaw National Philarmonic Symphony Orchestra

recorded in 1963


i Allegro ma non tanto



ii Intermezzo: Adagio



iii Finale: Alla breve




Rachmaninoff  Piano Concerto 3 in D minor, Op 30
Paul Kletzki conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra of London

recorded in 1946


ia Allegro ma non tanto (beginning)



ib Allegro ma non tanto (conclusion)




Chopin  Piano Concerto 2 in F minor, Op 21
i Maestoso - 12:30 ii Larghetto - 21:35 iii Allegro vivace
Paul Kletzki conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra of London

recorded in 1946




Chopin  Piano Concerto 2 in F minor, Op 21
Walter Susskind conducting the London Symphony Orchestra


i Maestoso



ii Larghetto



iii Allegro vivace




Liszt  Piano Concerto 2 in A major
Walter Susskind conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra of London

recorded in 1946


Part I



Part II




Brahms  Piano Concerto 1 in D minor, Op 15
Stanislaw Wislocki conducting the Warsaw National Philarmonic Symphony Orchestra

recorded in 1960


ia Maestoso (beginning)



ib Maestoso (conclusion)



ii Adagio



iii Rondo: Allegro non troppo




Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto 1 in B minor, Op 23
Witold Rowicki conducting the Warsaw National Philarmonic Symphony Orchestra

recorded in 1966


ia Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – Allegro con spirito (beginning)



ib Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – Allegro con spirito (conclusion)



ii Andantino semplice – Prestissimo



iii Allegro con fuoco










For those of you who enjoy murder mysteries, here is my first with a strong musical polemic as background

Murder in the House of the Muse

which is also available as an audiobook.



And this is the more recently published second mystery in the series:

Murder Follows the Muse



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