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Roberto Prosseda - Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos 1&2 makes hi-finews 'album choice'

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Roberto Prosseda, Residentie Orkest The Hague/Jan Willem de Vriend
Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos Nos 1 and 2; Rondò Brillant; Overture The Hebrides (96kHz/24-bit, FLAC) 

The Italian pianist made his 2009 debut (with Chailly) in Mendelssohn's incomplete Third Piano Concerto and went on to record all of the solo piano works for Decca – this programme with the Hague orchestra and its principal conductor was recorded in Sep '17. It ends with a terrific account of the Hebrides Overture: stormily atmospheric and assertive in the march-like tune (c.10m). In the Concertos and Rondò Prosseda makes fine musical sense of Mendelssohn's rapid figuration and is expressive when the music relaxes. He's set a little forward but not excessively so and the general hall sound is rich and detailed. There's no Decca booklet included by HRA but this may be found elsewhere, with downloads to 352kHz/DSD256; amazon.uk has the import CD. CB

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