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Adagio ed Allegro di bravura, Op 102
The Adagio ed Allegro di bravura Op 102 (1830)—dedicated to His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Hesse—is a glittering entertainment piece, to which Chopin’s Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise is not unrelated. The orchestra’s sombre Adagio maestoso, in A flat major, is contrasted by the piano’s plaintive entry (‘simplice’). A fanfare from the horns and woodwind heralds the exuberant rondo theme of the Allegro vivace with a solo part every bit as treacherous and, let us admit it, crowd-pleasing as those of the two concertos. Kalkbrenner certainly knew how to wow the public.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2012

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67843 track 7
Recording date
26 June 2010
Recording venue
Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Recording producer
Ben Connellan
Recording engineer
Veronika Vincze
Hyperion usage
  1. Kalkbrenner: Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3 (CDA67843)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: March 2012
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