Artur Pizarro & BBC National Orchestra Of Wales - Oswald & Napoleão: Piano Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:07 minutes | 1,18 GBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Portuguese virtuoso Artur Pizarro makes a welcome return with works by two brilliant pianist-composers. The Brazilian Henrique Oswald and the Portuguese Alfredo Napoleão were born in the same year, less than three months apart. Both were child prodigies who became concert pianists, pedagogues and composers. Oswald's Piano Concerto dates from about 1886. Although influences of Faure can be detected, its overall character owes more to the late Romantic German style. Napoleao's Piano Concerto No.2 is undated but was probably composed around the same time as Oswald's. Pizarro is only the third pianist to champion this spectacular work.