Sunday Gramophone with the music of Artur Honegger. His Concertino and the first radio performance the piece with the Symphony Orchestra of The French Radio conducted by Pierre Michel LeConte and Eliane Richepin, piano. Recorded in 1949.
June 12, 2011

Eliane Richepin. From performer to influential teacher at the Paris Conservatory.

Another recording from the Radio France Transcription Service. Unfortunately, this disc is rather trashed, but the music contained in the largely destroyed grooves is significant. Swiss-French Composer Artur Honegger completed this work for Piano and Orchestra (Concertino) in 1948 and this recording, according to the original program notes, was made shortly after the premier.

Strangely, cataloges don't list this work as the Concertino, but rather a Concerto for Piano, Horn and Strings composed in 1948. And the Concertino a piece composed by Honegger in 1924. Since I don't have fingertip access to other recordings of the work to make my own discoveries, I guess I will rely on what the announcer indicated was the Concertino and see if a reader can make the discovery.

In any event, it's an important work and one which features the great Pedagogue of the French Piano school Eliane Richepin, along with the Symphony Orchestra of the French Radio conducted by Pierre-Michel LeConte.

Enjoy, and apologies beforehand if the scratches and damage are truly distracting.

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