In this concerto, the orchestra and the piano operate as one, playing in unison almost without pause as they share motifs and pass the initiative back and forth. The work can only be performed by musicians blessed with both the technical ability and wild temperament needed to conquer the solo, which even Bartók admitted is fiendishly difficult. Fülöp Ránki, who was born in 1995 and has been playing Bartók's Piano Concerto No.1 since he was 18, is a musician who possesses these qualities. After performing alongside Ránki, Zoltán Kocsis commented that 'Fülöp plays the hardest, most challenging and technically most demanding pieces... Of all the soloists I've accompanied to date, Fülöp is probably the easiest to play with.'
Presented by: Hungarian National Philharmonic
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