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COR de GROOT the Soloist



Cor de Groot the soloist is indeed something to behold.  His affinity for the music of Rachmaninov and his power and singing tone result in splendid performances of the Russian master's great works for piano and orchestra.  These and de Groot's recordings of the Liszt and Beethoven concerti make for stunning performances of standard warhorses for piano and orchestra

De Groot the soloist provides us with a formidable performance of the Ravel G Major concerto, another marvel of his interpretative genius and gorgeous singing tone.  If you do not already consider this concerto one of the most important works of the genre, here is your chance to be convinced by a pianist of the highest order.   And it is followed by a work that is new to me, Morton Gould's "Interplay" (American Concertette, for piano and orchestra).

Finally, we have de Groot the soloist in a delightful rendition of the Mozart A Major concerto K 414.



Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 1 in F sharp minor Op 1

i Vivace - ii Andante cantabile - iii Allegro scherzando

Willem van Otterloo conducting the Hague Philarmonic Orchestra


Recorded in 1951



Recorded in 1954




Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 2 in c minor Op 18

i Moderato

Willem van Otterloo conducting the Hague Philarmonic Orchestra

Recorded in 1951




Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major

Willem van Beinum conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra

Recorded live in 1940


i Allegramente



ii Adagio assai - iii Presto (8:57)




Morton Gould "Interplay" (American Concertette, for piano and orchestra)

1 With Vigor and Drive - 2 Gavotte (4:06) - 3 Blues (6:33) - 4 Very fast (10:32)

Willem van Otterloo conducting the Hague Philarmonic Orchestra 




Liszt Piano Concerto in E flat Major

i Allegro maestoso - ii Quasi adagio - Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato - iii Allegro marziale animato

Willem van Otterloo conducting the Hilversum Radio Philarmonic Orchestra

Recorded in 1951




Beethoven Piano Concerto 3 in c minor Op 37

i Allegro con brio - ii Largo - iii Rondo (allegro)

Willem van Otterloo conducting the Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Recorded in 1952




Beethoven Piano Concerto 5 in E flat Major Op 73 "Emperor"

i Allegro con brio - ii Largo - iii Rondo (allegro)

Willem Mengelberg conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Recorded live in 1942




Mozart Piano Concerto 12 in A Major K 414

i Allegro - ii Andante (9:50) - iii Rondo (allegretto) (17:50)

Willem van Otterloo conducting the Vienna Symphony Orchestra










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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