Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos

Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos

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by Paul Lewis
     
 

His complete set of the Beethoven piano sonatas enjoyed extraordinary acclaim around the world, culminating in a Record of the Year Award from Gramophone Magazine in 2008. Paul Lewis now turns his attention to the five piano concertos, joined by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiri Belohlavek. Together, these great artists paintSee more details below

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His complete set of the Beethoven piano sonatas enjoyed extraordinary acclaim around the world, culminating in a Record of the Year Award from Gramophone Magazine in 2008. Paul Lewis now turns his attention to the five piano concertos, joined by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiri Belohlavek. Together, these great artists paint a portrait of Beethoven full of light and shade. From the Label

Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Anthony Tommasini
Exceptionally fine. These are freshly considered, elegant and engrossing performances.... [Lewis] brings a wonderful balance of integrity and imagination to his Beethoven playing. He does not dazzle you with virtuosity. His nimble and articulate finger work is always at the service of his musical ideas: to me the definition of good technique. While utterly respectful of the scores, he plays with such spontaneity that these familiar staples seem newly astonishing, qualities equally conveyed by Mr. Belohlavek, the Czech-born chief conductor of the BBC Symphony, and his inspired players.... Though the catalog of Beethoven concerto recordings is crowded, this new set is an exciting addition.
Gramophone - James Inverne
[September 2010 Recording of the Month] A cycle that feels thought about as well as lived in the moment. Which is quite a feat.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2010
Label:
Harmonia Mundi Fr.
UPC:
0794881966226
catalogNumber:
902053

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Tracks

  1. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Jirí Belohlávek  - Paul Lewis
  2. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Jirí Belohlávek  - Paul Lewis
  3. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Jirí Belohlávek  - Paul Lewis
  4. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Jirí Belohlávek  - Paul Lewis
  5. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19  - Ludwig van Beethoven  -  BBC Symphony Orchestra  - Jirí Belohlávek  - Paul Lewis

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