Annabelle's request on melomaniacos.com. Really beautiful piano concertos.
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From the booklet: Hermann Goetz hardly deserves the fate of virtual oblivion he now shares with other composers of the nineteenth century. Two factors have kept him from receiving due recognition. First, his early death meant that he did not live long enough to develop and expand his compositional oeuvre and to see the proper dissemination of his works (two symphonies, solo concertos, choral and orchestral works, songs, piano and chamber music). Second, the opera aesthetic of Goetz's times, shaped as it was by Wagner, Verdi, and the drame lyrique, served as an obstacle to the enduring success of his stage works. His two operas, The Taming of the Shrew of 1874 and Francesca da Rimini of 1877, enjoyed initial successes but never enabled him to achieve a real break-through.
Performers: Volker Banfield, Piano / Radio-Philharmonie Hannover