BEETHOVEN Complete Concertos vol.2 Kovacevich/LSO/

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Complete Concertos Vol.2
Piano Concertos 0 And 5 'Emperor'; Triple Concerto; Violin Concerto
Kovacevich ∑ LSO ∑ Davis ∑
Arrau ∑ Szeryng ∑ Starker
NPO ∑ Inbal ∑ Krebbers; RCO ∑ Haitink
Grychtolůwna ∑ Folkwang -
Kammerorchester ∑ Dressel
Int. Release 13 Sep. 1994
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Track List

CD 1: Beethoven: Complete Concertos, Vol.2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"

1.
20:30

Stephen Kovacevich, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin & Cello, Op.56

Claudio Arrau, Henryk Szeryng, JŠnos Starker, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal

Total Playing Time: 1:17:03

CD 2: Beethoven: Complete Concertos, Vol.2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Violin Concerto In D, Op.61

Herman Krebbers, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Piano Concerto in E flat, WoO 4

Arr. Willy Hess

5.
9:12

Lidia Grychtolowna, Folkwang Kammerorchester, Heinz Dressel

Total Playing Time: 1:12:30

. . . [Herman Krebbers plays Beethoven Violin Concerto]: an astonishing performance . . . The big surprise in this collection is the Violin Concerto, where Herman Krebbers, Bernard Haitink, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra combine forces to produce one of the best performances on record . . . Krebbers's tone and technique are breathtaking, and his phrasing is glorious. Haitink allows orchestral detail to be heard in all its fullness. The beautiful solo bassoon passage in the final movement has the clearest presence in my memory, yet never obscures the solo violin . . . The performance of the Triple Concerto in this set has long been my favorite. The combination of Claudio Arrau, Henryk Szeryng, and Janos Starker, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of Eliahu lnbal, is unmatched by any other performance in my experience . . . [The two Violin Romances are] very attractive pieces. The performances here are excellent in every way, and expectedly so coming from the eminent Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux with the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Bernard Haitink . . . No Beethoven fan should be without these . . . contributions to the recorded literature . . .