Tchaikovsky • Prokofiev
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1879 version) • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Kirill Gerstein (piano); Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/James Gaffigan
Myrios Classics MYR 016
Reviewed March 2015
This recording of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto replaces the inauthentic bombast of the familiar final-published score with the composer’s favoured version. From the soloist’s first entry, sensitively performed by Kirill Gerstein, we discover a lyrical, intimate work, belying its reputation as a hackneyed warhorse.