Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor, Op.33

Allegro agitato

  • Recorded: 3rd November 1951
  • Record Place: The Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum, Prague
  • First Release: 1952
  • (P) 1952 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Orchestral


  • music by: Antonín Dvořák
  • musical group: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • piano: František Maxián
  • conductor: Václav Talich


Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Talich

Talich Special Edition 5. Dvořák: Cello & Piano Concertos

Catalogue Number: SU 3825-2
Published: 19th September 2005
First release: SUPRAPHON, 2004
Genre: Orchestral
Format: 1 CD
Dvořák's two instrumental concertos performed by masters of their instruments. The piano concerto, long underrated as being insufficiently brilliant and virtuoso, performed by one of the great Czech pianists, František Maxián. The violoncello concerto, the last work that Dvořák wrote during his stay in the United States. One of the world's finest cello concertos performed by legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1952 Rostropovich, then 25, fascinated Prague audiences and critics alike: "Overall, Rostropovich's interpretation of Dvořák is lively, active, at times even tempestuous. His Dvořák brims with youthful life, the joy of movement and melody, here with optimism, there on the other hand with young, poetic dreaminess. It is a performance which bears themark of a great artistic personality and strong individuality in every measure, yet honors and bows with respect before the composer, at whose service he places the whole of his enormous talent." For Rostropovich, working with Talich was and is an unforgettable experience: "I consider this recording of Dvořák's Violoncello Concerto to be my very best. And although I latermade seven more recordings of this concerto, this is the one that means the most to me. All my life I have remained true to what Václav Talich taught me." (Mstislav Rostropovich) Enthusiastic responses not only from the critics: "Some time after the album was released my friend Sviatoslav Richter called to say that he had just listened to the recording with Václav Talich, and that in his opinion it was absolutely ingenious. He was excited. (Mstislav Rostropovich)
Antonín Dvořák
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor, Op.33
1. Allegro agitato 19:34
2. Andante sostenuto 08:16
3. Finale. Allegro con fuoco 10:55
Antonín Dvořák
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 in B minor, Op. 104
4. Allegro 14:58
5. Adagio, ma non troppo 11:16
6. Finale. Allegro moderato 13:01