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EGON PETRI PLAYS CONCERTI

Egon Petri plays concerti in these rare recordings.  Although there are only a handful of examples, it is enough to make one wish for more of his performances from the 1930s with conductors of the stature of Hans Robaud and Dmitri Mitropoulos and the orchestras with which they are represented here.  What wouldn't I give for a Mozart concerto, the Liszt E major, or the Schumann and Grieg, or one of the the Brahms concerti?

And what about Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovitch, just to name a few?  In all of the recordings I have heard, and there are many, I have never heard him play the music of any composer after Medtner.  It is as though his dedication to the works and philosophy of Busoni very nearly marks the historical boundary of his musical taste.  A pity, because in many respects Busoni was indeed one of the doorways to modernity in music. 

His brilliant technical ability demands that Egon Petri plays concerti include the great concerted works created during his lifetime.



Bach-Busoni  Keyboard Concerto in D minor
unidentified conductor and orchestra


i Allegro



ii Adagio



iii Allegro




Beethoven  Piano Concerto 5 in E major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
unidentified conductor and the Santa Rosa Symphony

recorded in 1959


ia Allegro



ib Allegro



ii Adagio un poco mosso



iii Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo




Liszt  Piano Concerto 2 in A major
Leslie Heward conducting an unidentified orchestra




Liszt  "Totentanz" (incomplete with first section missing)
Hans Rosbaud conducting the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

recorded live in 1936




Liszt-Busoni  Spanish Rhapsody
Introduction - Folies d'Espagne - Jota Aragonesa - Finale
Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

recorded 1941




Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto 1 in B minor, Op 23
i Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
ii Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I (18:58)
3. Allegro con fuoco (25:40)

Walter Goehr conducting an unidentified orchestra
recorded in 1937




Busoni  Piano Concerto in C major, Op 39
iv All'Italiana: Tarantella: Vivace; In un tempo
Hans Rosbaud conducting the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

recorded live in 1932




Brahms  Violin Sonata 3 in D minor, Op 108
with Joseph Szigeti, violin

recorded in 1937


i Allegro



ii Adagio - iii Un poco presto e con sentimento



iv Presto agitato










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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