Concert Piano Transcription
Concert piano transcription by Vincenzo Maltempo
Two concert transcriptions of a great relevance: on the one hand the one from the wonderful Suite n. 2 from “Daphnis et Chloe” by Ravel, dedicated to Marc-André Hamelin; a work that requires great technical skills and a remarkable instrumental virtuosity to bring out all the colors and timbres of the orchestral score.
Then the work of a less known composer, Hans Rott: Austrian, pupil of Bruckner, Mahler’s friend (who will say much in debt to the music of Rott), who died at age 27 of tuberculosis after Brahms scotched any possibility to see performed his Symphony in Vienna. Rott tried in this work (for the first time here transcribed for solo piano and dedicated to the conductor Gustav Kuhn) to bring the modern Wagnerian musical world with the more conservative one of a Brahms. This Symphony is a masterpiece, miraculously conceived by a composer just in his twenties.