Elgar & Beach: Piano Quintets

Amy Beach’s piano quintet proved a deservedly popular success in its early years. It makes a compelling—and surprising—match for Elgar’s own piano quintet: a late work contemporary with the cello concerto, and which inhabits the same emotional landscape.

Martinů: Piano Concerto No. 4

Recorded live at Glasgow's City Halls, Garrick Ohlsson joins the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ilan Volkov for this Martinů recording.

Brahms: Late Piano Works

Brahms announced his retirement from composing on more than one occasion, but these are among the last solo pieces he wrote for piano. By contrast, the Op 4 scherzo is the work of an eighteen-year-old, and the earliest he approved for publication.

Chopin: Scherzo in E major, Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Ballade in G minor

Two Chopin recitals for The Fryderyk Chopin Institute: one on a modern piano, the other on a period piano. The same program with two different sounds.