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Beethoven - The 5 Piano Concertos

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Catalogue numberBIS-2581 SACD
Release date2022-10-07
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time175:29

As one of the finest pianists of his era and an improviser of genius, Ludwig van Beethoven’s preferred vehicle for musical exploration was the piano. With his five piano concertos composed between 1788 and 1809, he not only achieved a brilliant conclusion to the Classical piano concerto, but also established a new model for the Romantic era: a sort of symphony with obbligato piano which was to remain a reference point well into the twentieth century.

After the first two concertos, which still closely follow the models of Haydn and Mozart, Concerto No. 3 marks a profound stylistic change. In the piano part, Beethoven pushes the instrument to its limits, leading commentators to remark that he was writing for the piano of the future. This trend continued and reached its fullness in the Fourth and Fifth Concertos, which today rank among the great composer’s most admired works.

In 2009, Haochen Zhang was the youngest pianist ever to receive the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then he has captivated audiences worldwide with a unique combination of deep musical sensitivity, fearless imagination and spectacular virtuosity. He now performs the five Beethoven concertos supported by the prestigious Philadelphia Orchestra under its principal guest conductor, the charismatic Nathalie Stutzmann.
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Extra material for download
Disc 1
  Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op.15 37:12
01 I. Allegro con brio 17:57 $ 4.35 USD
02 II. Largo 10:47 $ 2.60 USD
03 III. Rondo 08:28 $ 2.08 USD
  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op.19 28:33
04 I. Allegro con brio 14:01 $ 3.40 USD
05 II. Adagio 08:41 $ 2.10 USD
06 III. Rondo 05:51 $ 1.53 USD
Disc 2
  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op.37 34:49
01 I. Allegro con brio 16:40 $ 4.04 USD
02 II. Largo 09:16 $ 2.24 USD
03 III. Rondo 08:53 $ 2.20 USD
  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op.58 34:03
04 I. Allegro moderato 19:27 $ 4.69 USD
05 II. Andante con moto 04:45 $ 1.15 USD
06 III. Rondo 09:51 $ 2.48 USD
Disc 3
  Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major (Emperor), Op.73 37:52
01 I. Allegro 19:52 $ 4.80 USD
02 II. Adagio un poco mosso 07:54 $ 1.90 USD
03 III. Rondo 10:06 $ 2.54 USD
  Album total 175:29
ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van
PianoHaochen Zhang
OrchestraPhiladelphia Orchestra
ConductorStutzmann, Nathalie

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