giovedì 10 marzo 2016

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Piano Concertos

4 CD - MP3 192 Kbps - 4 RAR 382 Mb

Ronald Brautigam and Andrew Parrott offer these familiar pieces in what could best be described as modern-instrument performances informed by period-instrument practice. Brautigam, who’s well known as a fortepiano player, here uses a Steinway concert grand piano, though he and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra nevertheless take a largely intimate view of the music. Perhaps it’s the relatively small string-strength coupled with a lack of vibrato that makes some of the more forceful passages in the tuttis sound a bit undernourished, but the playing is refreshingly alert throughout, with tempos noticeably on the fast side.


CD 1
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

CD 2
Piano Concerto in E-Flat Major, WoO 4
Rondo in B-Flat Major, WoO 6
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19
CD 3
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Piano Concerto in D Major, Op. 61a

CD 4
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor"
Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy"

Ronald Brautigam, piano

Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
dir. Andrew Parrott

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