Radu Lupu: Complete Decca Concerto Recordings

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All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
Pianist Radu Lupu does not have a large discography compared to many other pianists, but his are consistently noted for his interpretation. This 2011 Decca box contains a large portion of that discography, the concerto recordings Lupu made in the 1970s and '80s. His playing is virtuosic, as can be heard in Beethoven's "Emperor Concerto" and in the Grieg and Schumann, but he also has an unforced way of coloring and shaping whatever it is he's playing, making it engaging yet true to its period. The Mozart concertos are light and singing, while the Brahms is appealingly dramatic, but cleanly delivered. A couple of the discs are filled out with some not-often-encountered ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Patsy Morita
Pianist Radu Lupu does not have a large discography compared to many other pianists, but his are consistently noted for his interpretation. This 2011 Decca box contains a large portion of that discography, the concerto recordings Lupu made in the 1970s and '80s. His playing is virtuosic, as can be heard in Beethoven's "Emperor Concerto" and in the Grieg and Schumann, but he also has an unforced way of coloring and shaping whatever it is he's playing, making it engaging yet true to its period. The Mozart concertos are light and singing, while the Brahms is appealingly dramatic, but cleanly delivered. A couple of the discs are filled out with some not-often-encountered chamber music: the piano and wind quintets by Mozart and Beethoven, performed just as assiduously and musically by Lupu and his colleagues. The sound quality does vary between recordings, but is generally more than acceptable. This set would be a good choice for someone looking for many of the great, Romantic piano concertos in one place, as well as any fan of Lupu's that doesn't already have these recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2011
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947829225
  • Catalog Number: 001581402
  • Sales rank: 68,867

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (33:05)
  2. 4–6 Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (27:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1–3 Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (36:19)
  2. 4–6 Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (33:50)
Disc 3
  1. 1–3 Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (38:20)
  2. 4–6 Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Lawrence Foster (35:56)
Disc 4
  1. 1–3 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (27:50)
  2. 4–6 Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414 (K. 385p) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Chamber Orchestra (24:21)
  3. 7–9 Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon in E flat major, K. 452 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Han de Vries (24:48)
Disc 5
  1. 1–3 Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 - Johannes Brahms & Edo de Waart (48:58)
  2. 4–6 Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon in E flat major, Op. 16 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Han de Vries (27:07)
Disc 6
  1. 1–3 Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 - Robert Schumann & AndrĂ© Previn (30:15)
  2. 4–6 Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 - Edvard Grieg & AndrĂ© Previn (30:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Radu Lupu Primary Artist
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