Ingrid Fliter is set to thrill her fans with a new recording of piano concertos. The download includes a bonus track: Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage.
Ingrid performs repertoire that is very close to her heart: concertos by two nineteenth century heavyweights, Schumann and Mendelssohn.
Ingrid brings the lyrical romanticism of Schumann's iconic Piano Concerto to life whilst perfectly navigating the shifting colours and technical demands of this brilliant showpiece. The sparkling passagework and charming melodies which characterise Mendelssohn's innovative G minor concerto demonstrate Ingrid's innate skill and pianistic instinct. Following Ingrid's live performance of the Mendelssohn concerto one critic wrote: ‘In the beautiful second movement, time stood still.'
With both composers giving equal focus to soloist and orchestra, the musicality of the SCO's award-winning musicians shines through as they partner Fliter perfectly. This also marks the recording debut of Antonio Méndez, who is fast becoming one of the most exciting conductors of his generation following engagements with a host of international orchestras.
5 stars - 'Hers is a reading of firm, exhilarating impulse, at the same time taking its cue from the lyrical heart of the music and glowing with the limpid touch, golden timbre and subtle nuances that are hallmarks of her playing.' The Telegraph
4 stars - 'Fliter plays with tautness and energy, fitting hand-in-glove with the smaller chamber-orchestra forces of the SCO and drier recorded sound. Heartfelt and intelligent, this is life-enhancing music.' BBC Music Magazine
Drive Discovery: 'The wait was worth it. She brilliantly tackles Schumann's shifting colours and technical demands head on, not for a moment compromising the work's lyricism. And she brings out all of Mendelssohn's melodic genius.' Classic FM
'Fliter's command of the drama is second to none...Recommendable particularly for the Mendelssohn, and wonderfully warmly recorded.' Gramophone