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Barber Piano Concerto/ Bartok Piano Concerto 3

Keith Jarrett
For much of the 1980s, Keith Jarrett balanced his improvisational activities with performances of classical music and contemporary composition. On this disc, with concert recordings from 1984 and 1985, he is heard playing Samuel Barber's Piano Concerto op. 38 and B?la Bart?k's Piano Concerto No. 3, and rising to the challenges of these major works. The New York Times praised Jarrett's playing of the Barber with Dennis Russell Davies in this period ("a sinewy, vigorously lyrical performance ? both sensitive and strong"), and the Bart?k with Kazuyoshi Akiyama was most enthusiastically received in Japan. After the Tokyo Bart?k performance Jarrett returned alone to the stage of the Kan-i Hoken Hall to play a touching improvised encore, also documented on this recording. The album includes liner notes by Keith Jarrett and Paul Griffiths. (This historical album of music by Barber, Bart?k and Jarrett is one of two albums issued on May 8th, Keith Jarrett's 70th birthday, the other album being Creation with new recordings of improvised solo piano.)

(Ecm) 002894811580

Track Listing Extract:
Barber: Piano Concerto Op. 38
Bart?k: Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119
Jarrett, K: Tokyo Encore

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