BEETHOVEN: PIANO CONCERTOS 1 & 3 - JACOBY; KASPSZYK; SINFONIA VARSOVIA
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos, 1 & 3
Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Polish Radio, Warsaw, 7–9 April 2013
Ingrid Jacoby (piano)
Sinfonia Varsovia, Jacek Kaspszyk
Praised by The New York Times for her ‘clear articulation … unequivocal phrasing … [and] expressivity’, Ingrid Jacoby has established herself as one of the most poetic and admired pianists of her generation. She began her piano studies with Larisa Gorodecka, herself a pupil of Heinrich Neuhaus. Graduating at sixteen with highest honours from the St Louis Conservatory of Music, Ingrid Jacoby went on to win the National Baldwin Piano Competition, the Concert Artists Guild International Piano Competition and the Steinway Hall Artists Prize.
In America, the National Society of Arts and Letters awarded to her (in 1994) one of its highest distinctions, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Her discography includes the world premiere recording of Korngold’s solo piano pieces, works by Gershwin and Bernstein, and a recording of the Shostakovich and Ustvolskaya piano concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, which earned the highest commendation from the American Record Guide.
This is the third release from Ingrid Jacoby’s critically acclaimed Beethoven cycle, featuring Concertos Nos. 1 & 3.
The booklet contains notes by Richard Wigmore in addition to personal insights by Ingrid Jacoby on Beethoven interpretation.