Classical Sunday: Hans Erich Pfitzner (Piano Concerto in E-flat major, Op.31)

Hans Pfitzner – Piano Concerto in E-flat major, Op.31 (1922)

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Conducted by the one and only Christian Thielemann.
Pianist: Tzimon Barto
Orchestra: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Hans Erich Pfitzner was born in Moscow on May 22, 1949.  He was a German composer who self-identified as anti-modernist.  This is why we like him.

Full biography at

Mov.I: Pomphaft mit Kraft und Schwung – bedeutend langsamer, sehr empfindungsvoll, schwer und ernst-Tempo I 00:00
Mov.II: Heiterer Satz. Ziemlich schnell, in einheitlich atemlosem Zeitmass
Mov.III: Ausserst ruhig, versonnen, schwarmerisch 23:42
Mov.IV: Rasch, ungeschlacht launig

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