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Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Festive Overture / The Age of Gold Ballet Suite


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listen  1. Festive Overture, Op. 96Christopher Lyndon-Gee 6:04$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: I. AllegroChristopher Lyndon-Gee 7:22$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: II. AndanteMichael Houstoun 6:37$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: III. AllegroChristopher Lyndon-Gee 5:45$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Golden Age Suite, Op. 22a: IntroductionChristopher Lyndon-Gee 3:54$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Golden Age Suite, Op. 22a: AdagioChristopher Lyndon-Gee 9:06Album Only
listen  7. The Golden Age Suite, Op. 22a: PolkaChristopher Lyndon-Gee 1:51$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Golden Age Suite, Op. 22a: DanceChristopher Lyndon-Gee 2:16$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35: I. Allegretto - Allegro Vivace - Moderato -Christopher Lyndon-Gee 6:30$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen10. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35: II. Lento -Christopher Lyndon-Gee 8:31Album Only
listen11. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35: III. ModeratoChristopher Lyndon-Gee 1:41$0.89  Buy MP3 
listen12. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35: IV. Allegro con brioChristopher Lyndon-Gee 6:54$0.89  Buy MP3 


Product Details

  • Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Christopher Lyndon-Gee
  • Composer: Dimitri Shostakovich
  • Audio CD (October 24, 1995)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B00000144R
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,863 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G.D. TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 12, 2009
Format: Audio CD
There is nothing seriously wrong about this release; the performances seem to be well-prepared, and Michael Houstoun gives a straightforward performance with little fuss and plenty of character and spirit. But both concertos sound, in the end, a little staid, with the rhythmic figures being somewhat heavy and even a little sluggish at time. The finale of the first, in particular, suffers, with too little spirit and attack. Still, the performances are more than serviceable, and no one coming to the for the first time here will fail to recognize what the fuss is all about. But it is no match, in the end, for - say - Hamelin, Alexeev or Argerich (the latter in the first concerto, at least). The couplings are also decent, with a finely and raucously played Festive Overture which makes the appropriate impact, and a somewhat less characterful Golden Age suite, which is simply too unpolished and untidy (especially the Adagio suffers). Sound quality, however, is pretty good, and all in all this is a very decent release.
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Terry J. Lehane on January 17, 2009
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When I was young I spent Friday evenings with an older friend. We listened to his vast collection of classical tapes and LP's. One evening he said "What'll it be? Sibelius or Shostakovich?" I had to confess I didn't like either. "Of course not" he said matter of factly, "you're still too young." I didn't admit it then but his words hurt. No young person likes to be told they are too young for anything.
Since then I have learned to love Sibelius. Shostakovich remained a problem. Until two weeks ago when I heard his First Piano Concerto on the radio. "This is Shostakovich?" I said with surprise, "but this is terrific." I bought the present album and I play it again and again. I am in, folks--I am a Shostakovichian. Forty-five years after the fact and I am finally old enough. I just wish my friend were still with us for me to tell him. I think he knows.
Superb performances. Recommended by a Convert.
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4 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mimi on March 25, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The quality of this performance is stunning. Performed by the composer, the Shostakovich piano concertos sparkle on this recording. The orchestra that helped to create this stunning performance is lively and rhythmical. Shostakovich's upbeat and intriguing piano concertos draw each individual listener into the music. Whether you are a fan of classical music or just someone looking for some good music, I am sure that you will appreciate this CD. Trust me; I am a classical pianist, and I have won several piano competitions. This stunning CD is an amazing investment.

By the way, if you enjoy this CD, you might want to buy a CD of Chopin's equally stunning piano concertos!
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2 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 2003
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This CD is a magnificant listen! Christopher Lyndon Gee is an amazing conductor, and being a student of his I can say he's a brilliant man as well. If you want the best...go get and Lyndon Gee CD!
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