Prokofiev: Complete Piano Concertos
Chandos CHAN-10802 (2 CDs)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 1 in D-flat major, Op 10 (15:31)
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano; BBC Philharmonic / Gianandrea Noseda
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs all five of Prokofiev’s formidable piano concertos in partnership with Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic. The flair of Bavouzet for powerful 20th-century repertoire was made clear in his recording of Bartók’s Piano Concertos, described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘vibrant in color, vital in rhythm and detail, and viscerally exciting in impact.’ Prokofiev wrote these works between 1911 and 1932, mostly as performing vehicles for himself during his most active period as a pianist of astonishing gifts.