Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4

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Posted by Sowulo at Oct. 25, 2014
Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos.4-5 (Daniel Barenboim)

Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos.4-5 (Daniel Barenboim) [2007]
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Classical | Medici Arts | Sub: No | 84 min | +3% Recovery

The first thing to note about this issue is the considerable generosity in playing length enabling all five concertos to be accommodated on the one disc. Add to that the undisputed reputation of Barenboim over many years as a highly respected interpreter of Beethoven coupled with an equally respected orchestra and recording company and the whole package seems unbeatable. As has been normal for Barenboim for many years, he directs from the keyboard and this has a clear unifying effect on the interpretation being offered…
Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)

Leif Ove Andsnes, Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:40 | 224 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88883705482

The presence of the young Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the decision by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes to conduct it from the keyboard may lead you to expect a smaller-scale performance than listeners actually get here, in this second album of Andsnes' "Beethoven Journey." Certainly this isn't keyboard-pounding Beethoven. The slow movement of the Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, has none of the giant-stomping-around quality it often received in golden-age recordings.
Olli Mustonen, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2007/2015) [24-bit/96kHz]

Olli Mustonen, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2007/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:35 minutes | 980 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This is the first of three volumes featuring Beethoven's five piano concertos performed by Olli Mustonen, acting here as both soloist and conductor of the Tapiola Sinfonietta. The Finnish musician is known for delivering fresh, visionary readings of popular standard repertoire music, such as Beethoven's concertos which he had never recorded before. Mustonen has maintained a close relationship with chamber orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta, accompanying this ambitious recording project with acclaimed tour performances. Also a published composer, Mustonen is playing his own cadenzas in the First Concerto.
Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:07 minutes | 1.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Over the next four seasons, the celebrated Norwegian pianist and newly-signed exclusive Sony Classical artist Leif Ove Andsnes will devote the majority of his performing and recording activities to the music of Beethoven.
Leif Ove Andsnes - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Leif Ove Andsnes - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:40 minutes | 0.98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The series continues with Beethoven concertos No. 2 & 4. The celebrated Norwegian pianist continues his multi-annual journey in collaboration with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, dedicated to Beethoven´s five piano concertos. The recording series began with the live recording of the Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 at Prague Spring Festival in the historic Rudolfinum building and is now followed by the Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4. Andsnes is not only playing the piano but also directing the orchestra.
Emil Gilels, New Philharmonia, Sir Adrian Boult - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)
Emil Gilels, piano; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ICA Classics, BBC Worldwide | # ICAC 5000 | 01:10:24

Emil Gilels, along with fellow Russian artists, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich represented four of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. These live performances from London's Royal Festival Hall in 1967 capture Gilels at his best playing in front of an audience away from the confines of the studio. William Mann in the Times wrote after the concert of Concerto No.3, "For all his truly Beethovian brio in the first movement, Gilels never allowed this to get the better of the clarity and firmness of his phraseology, indeed his opening was like chiselled stone. There was immense dignity in the Largo and in the Rondo, taken at what I thought to be exactly the right speed, came across with remarkable vivacity". These archive recordings in stereo are extremely rare and have never been issued before.
Till Fellner, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2010) (Repost)

Till Fellner, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:40 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | Catalog: 001397502

As Austrian pianist Till Fellner has aged, his performance style has naturally matured. This CD of Beethoven's Fourth and Fifth piano concertos shows Fellner is still impetuous but more commanding, still virtuosic but less demonstrative, and still playful but less prankish and more thoughtful. His touch is generally light, as in the Fourth's airy closing Vivace, and often legato, as in the Fifth's lyrical central Adagio, but he displays plenty of power in the Fourth's dramatic Andante and the Fifth's mighty opening flourish.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008) (Repost)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:16 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1692

As smooth and delicious a performance of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto as has been released since the turn of the century, Ronald Brautigam's account of the work with Andrew Parrott and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra compares with Richter's for sparkle, with Pollini's for cleverness, and with Michelangeli's for liveliness. Brautigam's opening Allegro con brio has velocity and control, his central Largo expressivity and refinement, and his closing Rondo wit and whimsy.
Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2017)

Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet| 73:34 min | 260 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Romantic

Lars Vogt continues his Ondine recordings with a new cycle of Beethovens Piano Concertos. Conducting the Royal Nothern Sinfonia from the keyboard Lars Vogt shows the brilliance and the beauty of these two majestic works of the classic piano concerto literature. Beethoven made an early reputation for himself as a keyboard player. Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 feature two opposite sides in Beethovens career: the 1st concerto is a masterpiece by a young composer in his 20s who is already looking into new dimensions of musical expression.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5 (2008) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5 (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 103:14 minutes | 3.69 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Though pianist Artur Pizarro's performances of the solo parts in Beethoven's Third, Fourth, and Fifth piano concertos are consistently superlative, it's not too much to say that the real draw here is not the soloist but the accompanists. Because as fine as Pizarro's virtuoso playing is, Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra turn in performances of such force, sensitivity, and balance that they may well be the finest accompaniments for these concertos ever recorded. Pizarro is a strong and supple soloist whose dramatic account on the Third Concerto, lyrical reading of the Fourth Concerto, and imperious elucidation of the Fifth Concerto show his firm grasp of the music's escalating rhetoric.