Ferdinand Ries -
for Piano and Orchestra
Click to hear an
excerpt from the first movement of Concerto No.8 in A flat "Gruss an
den Rhein" (1826). This is an un-edited run-through.
And here you can find an interview with Uwe Grodd and Christopher Hinterhuber , which was broadcasted on Concert FM, a network of Radio New Zealand, with Charlotte Wilson. (approx. 17 MB - Windows Media Player)
Christopher Hinterhuber practising during the break
|Over the past decade Naxos and its partner Artaria Editions have introduced millions to the music of forgotten masters such as Hofmann, Vanhal and Kraus.|
|Our most recent recording, however, promises to be one of the most sensational. In early February, pianist Christopher Hinterhuber and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Uwe Grodd, recorded the first CD in our series of the complete works for piano and orchestra by Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838).|
|Ries was a prodigiously talented pianist and composer whose two most important teachers were his father Franz, who taught Beethoven, and Beethoven himself. Beethoven and Ries remained firm friends throughout their lives - helped no doubt by the fact that Ries did not live in Vienna - and Ries later co-wrote one of the most important early Beethoven biographies.|
Dr. Allan Badley - editor of the score and parts;
great success as a pianist and composer and among his most impressive
works are the eight piano concertos which at times combine in a most
appealing fashion the rugged power of Beethoven and the intense lyricism
of the early Romantics. Although Ries studied piano with Beethoven his
keyboard writing is closer in spirit to that of Hummel and later Chopin.
Our series of recordings will include all eight concertos as well as the smaller works for piano and orchestra.
Dr. Allan Badley
Photo: New Zealand
Symphony Orchestra in the Michael Fowler Centre Wellington, New Zealand
February 1,2 and 3.
Photocredit: Paul McGlashan