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concerto collection


A concerto collection / Roger Woodward.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Southern cross (1981) — full orchestra with multiple soloists
Recorded/performed at: Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, on 1 May 82.
Barry Conyngham Roger Woodward, Wanda Wilkomirska, Sydney Symphony, Niklaus Wyss 32 mins, 49 sec.
Concerto for piano and orchestra (1991) the twenty-two paths of the tarot
Recorded/performed at: Adelaide Town Hall, on Apr 97.
Larry Sitsky Roger Woodward, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn 26 mins, 56 sec.

Also includes: Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV1052 / Bach -- Concerto for Violin and Organ in F major, Hob. XVIII: 6 / Haydn -- Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 / Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 / Beethoven -- Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 / Beethoven -- Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 / Prokofiev -- Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor, Op. 20 / Skryabin -- Piano Concerto, Op. 42 / Schoenberg -- Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 / Rachmaninoff -- Huan / Qu Xiao-Song -- Prometheus: The Poem of Fire, Op. 60 / Skryabin -- Kraanerg / Xenakis.

Product details

In a career spanning several decades, Roger Woodward has established himself as one of the most revered and adventurous pianists of our time.

In this new collection, ABC Classics presents over 7 hours of recordings, many of them never heard before, bringing together seminal interpretations of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic repertoire alongside rare recordings of contemporary works.

The set features leading international conductors including Charles Dutoit, Edo de Waart, Diego Masson and David Porcelijn, and Australian orchestras including the Sydney, Adelaide and Queensland Symhony Orchestras.

The release of this 7-CD set coincides with the launch of Woodward's autobiography Beyond Black and White: My Life in Music, published by ABC Books. This is the remarkable story of one of the world's leading musicians. In Beyond Black And White, the author documents a rich life's journey in this part memoir, part manifesto: from boyhood lessons at the piano in Miss Pope's lounge room, to working with the world's most celebrated musicians, conductors and orchestras in a career that spans more than fifty years in Europe, China, Japan and the Americas.

Duration: 421 min.

Booklet contains programme notes and biographical notes on Roger Woodward.

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