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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2

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Catalogue numberBIS-2078 SACD
Release date2017-03-10
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz
Total time63:16

On two previous discs, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä have released Beethoven’s three last piano concertos to critical acclaim. Distinctions include Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and top marks from the Italian magazine Musica and the German website, and performances have been described as ‘electrifying’ (, ‘absolutely stunning’ (Fanfare) and ‘a Beethoven experience you will not want to miss’ ( For the final disc in their cycle, Sudbin and Vänskä have travelled to Helsinki to team up with Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top Nordic ensembles, and well suited for these earlier and more classical of Beethoven’s concertos. Of the two, the one we now know as the Second was actually begun several years before Concerto No. 1, and indeed even before Beethoven left Bonn for Vienna. During the following decade, Beethoven returned to the score repeatedly and made substantial revisions – including composing a new final movement – and ultimately the C major concerto reached publication first. Both concertos were conceived long before Beethoven's involvement with the symphonic genre, and the influence of Mozart and Haydn is evident in the interaction between the orchestra and the soloist – but Beethoven's individual spirit is nevertheless unmistakeable.
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Extra material for download
  Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15 34:08
01 I. Allegro con brio 15:01 $ 3.63 USD
02 II. Largo 10:15 $ 2.48 USD
03 III. Rondo. Allegro 08:52 $ 2.19 USD
  Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19 28:01
04 I. Allegro con brio 13:44 $ 3.33 USD
05 II. Adagio 08:16 $ 2.00 USD
06 III. Rondo. Allegro molto 06:01 $ 1.56 USD
  Album total 63:16
PianoSudbin, Yevgeny
OrchestraTapiola Sinfonietta
ConductorVänskä, Osmo

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