Alexandre Kantorow

  Liszt: Piano Concertos Liszt:

Performed by Alexandre Kantorow (piano), with the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow conducting.   The two numbered concertos, which Franz Liszt revised extensively before letting them be published some 25 years after their conception, frame the single-movement Malédiction for piano and strings which Liszt composed in 1833 and revised in 1840, but which was never published in his lifetime. Stepping into Liszt’s shoes for the present recording is Alexandre Kantorow. Born in 1997, Alexandre is supported by his father Jean-Jacques Kantorow conducting the Tapiola Sinfonietta, a team with a number of highly acclaimed recordings to their credit.   This recording is Alexandre Kantorow’s début concerto disc, and represents a remarkable achievement by this artist, as well as being a vibrant and exciting account of three passionate scores. The Sunday Times, 16th August 2015, wrote: “Everything here is dramatic and intellectually probing. One feels the tug at musical language and our heartstrings.”