KATCHEN Bartók & Prokofiev 3 · Ravel

István Kertész

“The LSO has never been in more splendid form than in these two concertos; again and again I found myself having to stop to admire some particularly beautiful piece of ensemble or solo playing. The balance is such that, even in so notoriously tricky a movement as the finale of the Ravel, all the detail van be heard — a joy in so inventive a score. The slow movement is made the artistic centre of the work; and here the tender playing of the long Satie-esque subject, the finesse of Katchen’s tonal gradations, and the lovely cor anglais reprise add up to a ravishing experience.”

Béla Bartók 1881-1945
[1]-[3] Piano Concerto No.3, BB127, Sz119 24:54

Maurice Ravel 1875-1947
[4]-[6] Piano Concerto in G major 22:16

Sergei Prokofiev 1891-1953
[7]-[9] Piano Concerto No.3 in C, op.26 26:27

Julius Katchen piano
London Symphony Orchestra
István Kertész
recorded 1965, 1968

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