Kirill Gerstein

Composers:Ferruccio Busoni
Compositions: Piano Concerto
Performers: Kirill Gerstein p, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Men of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Sakari Oramo
Catalogue Number: Myrios MYR024

Busoni’s mammoth Piano Concerto in C Major, Op. 39, is much more often heard on recording than performed, if for no other reason than the resources it requires: the Concerto is practically Mahlerian in scope, running over an hour and calling for a male chorus for the final of its five movements.