On 12 May, a long and exciting musical journey will finally come to a close.

Performed with the English Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Richard Bonynge, Australian pianist Rosemary Tuck will release her fifth and final disc of works written by “Beethoven’s favourite pupil’, Carl Czerny, via Naxos.

Rosemary Tuck and Richard Bonynge

Rosemary Tuck and Richard Bonynge. Photo supplied

Most recognised for his piano exercises – and a dull thorn in the side of budding pianists – these recordings place the prolific composer in the spotlight for his colourful orchestrations and virtuosic piano writing with two world premiere recordings of two two of his piano concertinos in C major – Op. 78 and Op. 650. 

Ahead of its release, Limelight sits down with Tuck and Bonynge to discuss 

This is your final Czerny release! How have you found the journey, what have you learned?

Rosemary:  It’s been hugely rewarding and exciting in terms of the discoveries, and a lot of hard work at the piano! I’ve learnt that there is a whole...