The Romantic Piano Concerto — Rheinberger and Scholz
Josef Rheinberger: Piano Concerto in A flat, op. 94
Bernhard Scholz: Piano Concerto in B major, op. 57
Bernhard Scholz: Capriccio for piano and orchestra, op. 35
The Times, Stephen Pettitt
Two more impressive examples in Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series. The only piano concerto by Josef Rheinberger dates from 1877 and is a vast, rich work, owing as much to Brahms as to Schumann. And if Bernhard Scholz’s concerto (1883) is somewhat looser in feel, it too possesses surprising substance.
Callaghan makes the case for both with flair and conviction.
Simon Callaghan’s next CD for Hyperion will go on general release on 29th June. The recording, of concertos by Bernhard Scholz and Josef Rheinberger with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ben Gernon, will be released as Volume 76 of Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto Series.
The disc comprises:
Somm Recordings, SOMMCD 0622-2