Piano Concertos of the 1920s

Pianist Michael Rische has been heard regularly in the great concert halls at home and abroad since 1970. His numerous CDs have given him an international reputation, and his interpretations of Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Ravel have been rated as being of unusually high quality. Particularly since his discovery of the piano concertos by Erwin Schulhoff and George Antheil (first performance on March 5, 2001 in London), Michael Rische is seen as a prominent advocate for that 20th century music in which classical music and jazz come together.

The works on this album reflect the unique cross-fertilization of jazz and classical traditions in the 1920s, both in Europe and America, best-known today from the works of George Gershwin.