Ries: Piano Concertos Nos 8 & 9

Ferdinand Ries may once have been celebrated as ‘one of the finest piano-performers of the present day’ (the 1820s), but he is now remembered chiefly for his association with Beethoven. Yet the music here is never slavishly imitative: Piers Lane makes a persuasive case for rescuing these works from the pages of musical history.

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‘Piers Lane, who brings his customary flair and lyrical refinement to the first two movements of Op 151, turns the Rondo finale into a brilliant tour de force that will delight even the sourest of ato ...
‘Well worth hearing in these persuasive performances’ (MusicWeb International)