Recorded with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and James Judd, Benjamin Grosvenor’s second recording by Decca is now available. The new disc includes Saint Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, interspersed with transcriptions by Godowsky and Percy Grainger.
The Times has stated that, “In an age of ready-made virtuosos, his gifts are already distinctive – poetic, romantic, almost old-school … The Saint-Saëns concerto – to be played by Grosvenor in next Tuesday’s Prom – fluidly processes from imitation Bach through delicate traceries to grand 19th century gestures”.
To watch Decca’s Animation for Rhapsody in Blue, see below.