The best recording is the one by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli with Carlo Maria Giulini and the Vienna Philharmonic in 1970's - there is a CD of #1 and #3 concertos - unfortunately the 5th is not available - I have the original LP - honestly, IMHO, there is no comparison. Best of all is the E-flat major “Emperor” Concerto (no. An array of choices confronts the consumer looking to invest in a set of Beethoven’s piano concertos, with several decades’ worth of first-rate versions available. Which one? I still prefer Ashkenazy with Solti and the Chicago Symphony. 5, and I was very impressed with its treatment of the 2nd movement. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. I’m very fond of the new recording of all the concertos with Richard Goode and Ivan Fischer conducting the Budapest Festival Orchestra. It is about 750 tracks which was selling for $10. Fleisher is plenty good and up to the task, but I suppose you could find other more glamorous, sparkly 'Emperor’s out there. Today I heard Beethoven's piano concerto number 5 live for first time in almost two years. Szell is quite cerebral and not for everyone, it seems. It seems bland to me. [hijack], I’ve always loved the Wilhelm Kempff recording on Deutsch Gramaphon. Elaine Martone, prod. This page lists all recordings of Piano Concerto No. Itzhak Perlman recorded the Beethoven Violin Concerto in 1981, when he was in his breathtaking playing prime. 8. Beethoven, L. van 15 Variations with Fugue "Eroica-Variationen" Katherine Chi. The first movement is almost as good, but the third movement is always a bit of a letdown, as it just doesn’t flow together nearly as well, and it has parts that feel quite unnecessary. Has anyone heard Mitsuko Uchida's version? Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. Sound Quality: 9 Mitsuko Uchida and Kurt Sanderling’s Beethoven cycle reaches its apex with an “Emperor” concerto that ranks with Schnabel, Solomon, Kempff, Arrau, Fleisher, and Gieseking among this warhorse’s finest recorded versions. Image: ©ï¸ Marco Borggreve. I'm very fond of her playing. Here is a list of the finest recordings of Beethoven's Piano Concertos 1-5 that I have heard over the decades--with Claudio Arrau's two Phillips sets at the top of my list. For my money, the 3rd is even better. He sketched bits of a sixth at 45, but gave up, presumably because he could no longer trust what was left of his hearing to perform it himself; so there are no visionary late concertos to match the Ninth Symphony or last quartets. His second time recording it was with EMI Eminence and is a digital recording. Rudolf Serkin 's 1964 recording of Beethoven 's Piano Concerto in C minor is surely among … You must log in or register to reply here. It’s also a bitch to play. High Fidelity Gentility• redrum....I mean redshifter• Pee-pee. Showing 61 - 70 of 469 results Sort by: 5 in C minor Skidmore College Orchestra. But he always manages to cut to the bone using the minimum of resources, or the maximum of ‘cool’. By the age of 40, Beethoven had completed all his piano concertos. … Come on, don’t be mean – this concerto is perfect. Beethoven's legendary concerto played by the most renowned Beethoven specialist of the 20th century, Mr. Rudolf Serkin. I have lots of these pieces already, but I couldn’t pass up a bargain like that! Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. It’s sublime, it’s exquisite and it takes you to unknown heights, where time and space don’t exist. 2. Alfred Brendel: Emperor Concerto. I recommend the Curzon/Kubelik, the Fleisher/Szell, and, perhaps at the top of the list, the new Richard Goode/Ivan Fischer recording. I’m not sure if this is a universal offer, or a Canadian iTunes store special…. His first is an analog edition on Philips, recorded in 1969. Any suggestions? It’s the one with Ferdinand Leitner conducting Berlin Phil. ; Fred Vogler, rec. Recording Details: Reference Recording: Emperor: Curzon (Decca), Lupu (Decca)/Sonatas: Uchida (Philips) LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. But something falls down in the long orchestral introduction and never manages to regain momentum. Everything is melody in this sprightly and lyrical interpretation. 5 in E flat major, Op. Register now to continue reading Thank you for visiting Gramophone and making use of our archive of more than 50,000 expert reviews, features, awards and blog articles. I like the recordings by Fleisher/Szell/Cleveland . i heard this broadcast live on the radio when i was a kid (and taped it of course), and the cd version includes brendel playing the beethoven opus 110 piano sonata--remarkable music. Thanks for all the great suggestions; I look forward to listening to them as soon as I’m able. What is that there CAD of which you is speaking? 73 “Emperor”, (1809) [41’05”] Rudolf Serkin (piano) Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa. LOVE. 3) middle movement, and there’s a gripping sense of drama in the fury-taming central movement of the Fourth Concerto. 5 in E ♭ major, Op. Best recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto #5 (Emperor)? I’m very fond of this one as well. © 2001-2021 Head-Fi.org. 5 in E flat major, Op. I’ve never heard the other, though I’m now intrigued. I’ve read both praised as the better one, although I haven’t heard either, other than snippets. The opening rhythm (bar 3) of the 3rd concerto is executed perfectly- sternly, precisely, yet so human- as only Szell could. Should have mentioned it. We are heading back into the classical age for our following concerto. He never gets carried away, and fidelity to the score is paramount. I can’t stop listening; I must have heard the whole thing 15+ times in the last week, and the first two movements 25+ times. ]Hijack[ Deutsche Gramaphon has just released a classical anthology called 111 Years of DG. Thanks! I managed to hear the Abbado - Pollini version of No. More expressive crescendos and a much better touch on the series of long trills in the middle, which is generally my least favorite part of the movement (at least on the Brendel version). I’ve always loved the Wilhelm Kempff recording on Deutsch Gramaphon, though I wouldn’t kick anybody listed above off the stereo in a hurry. Pierre-Laurent Aimard played the “Emperor Concerto” … 73 "Emperor" Refine your search for a recording of Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. Michelangeli with Giulini and the Vienna Philharmonic is another favorite. The Goode/Fischer set of the concerti is, in my opinion, the only serious competition as a set that the Fleisher/Szell set has, though the Emperor is a bit of a letdown; the first is very good, and 2, 3, and 4 are, for me, transcendent. Recommendation Request. It bridges the classical concerto with the romantic concerto. This page lists all recordings of Piano Concerto No. I have the Alfred Brendel version with the Vienna Philharmonic; are there any other recordings that I should feed my addiction with? I like the recordings by Fleisher/Szell/Cleveland, Perahia/Haitink/Concertgebouw and Kovacevich/Davis/LSO. 5), which Lewis plays with tremendous dynamic sweep and a strong sense of purpose. The striking aspect is that, in the outer movements, most, before the mid 1950s, are fast to very fast. The best way to understand a Beethoven concerto? It is masterful. Beethoven, L. van Symphony No. His second time recording it was with EMI Eminence and is a digital recording. I like the recordings by Fleisher/Szell/Cleveland, …. JavaScript is disabled. Performance ***** Sonics ***** The Sacred Veil is a commissioned piece but also a labor of love. This is one of the very best of our list of piano concertos. 31 in A flat major Donald Betts. Alfred Brendel has recorded so many Beethoven works over the years that it's difficult to select just one. Beethoven, L. van Symphony No. In 1805 the French had left the city demoralised and its monarchy with only a rump of its former power. Beethoven began composing his ‘Emperor’ Concerto in 1809, while Vienna was under invasion from Napoleon’s forces for the second time. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. The performance that towers over all other performances and the only one worth listening to is that played by Edwin Fischer and Wilhelm Furtwängler in 1951with the Phiharmonia Orchestra in London. His first is an analog edition on Philips, recorded in 1969. Beethoven - Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. This latest set in a year that threatens a surfeit of Beethoven piano concerto releases gets better as it goes along. While the 3rd Concerto is good, it is no where near the classical masterpiece that is the Emperor. But it is the five piano concertos he wrote between 1795 and 1809 that have been beloved by pianists and audiences alike for over 200 years. There are many enjoyable selections out there, personally I found the Kempff/Leitner recording on DGG an excellent performance. It’s almost … (Listening to it now, actually – thanks for the subliminal suggestion, Windwalker!). The best is by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli on a live concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic , Carlo Maria Giulini conducting...PERIOD -. In either case, they will hard to surpass. Showing 1 - 10 of 469 results Sort by: . In fact, he recorded all of the piano concertos more than once too, but this 1976 version (link below) of the Emperor with Bernard Haitink conducing was the first. I think your best bet for the "Emperor" concerto is either of the ones by Stephen Kovacevich. THIS! i have always liked the levine/brendel live version with the chicago symphony. I have a recording with Toscanini conducting and Vladimir Horowitz on piano, that I love. CAD yesterday. Kempff has also recorded another good performance with van Kempen on this. 73 'Emperor' by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). The same qualities mark the C-minor Concerto’s (no. The key to the third movement is get a nice, rollicking performance of it, that works the subtleties of the variations of the theme in the middle of the movement. :eek: I like the recordings by Fleisher/Szell/Cleveland…, This is the one I’ve got. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven Browse 1-25 of 91 Available Recordings I have Brendel's with Haitink and the London Philharmonic. Piano Concerto No. Best Emperor concerto recording? I came in here to say this and am so happy to see I was beat to the punch by so many. In either case, they will hard to surpass. eng. The cantata sets poems by Whitacre's friend, Charles Anthony Silvestri, who was coming to terms with the premature death of his wife, Julie. 13 comments. 5 in E Flat, Op. I have forgotten how much I love it and so I wondered which is the best recording of it. Hoo-hoo.• I ♥ Garfield. The Emperor Concerto starts promising, hinting at a high octane performance, almost reminiscent of Stephen Kovacevich’s wonderfully combative recording with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (1991). There’s one with Ferdinand Leitner conducting, and one with Van Kempen conducting, and I see both are on DG. Beethoven, L. van Für Elise Mauro Bertoli. the cso is in fine form, levine does the music justice, and brendel's powerful technique dominates, although one of my favorite moments is in the 1st movement piano solo when brendel brings the theme down to pianissimo and you could hear a pin drop. Its opening is the harbinger of the great 19th century concerti like the Grieg and the Tchaikovsky, which have such grand solo instrument dominated openings before the introduction of the true first theme. Eric Whitacre: The Sacred Veil Los Angeles Master Chorale, Eric Whitacre Signum SIGCD630 (CD), 2020. ... when he played Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, … Stephen Kovacevich at 75: his best recordings. Beethoven, L. van Not that the first two concertos sound less than exemplary in the lucid vivacity of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s finger-work or the crispness and continuity he secures from the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. (And though I love the 5th, I adore the 3rd – that’s the one I can play over and over and over and over again.). Which is the best recording of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto? Good recordings of Beethoven's piano concertos. The Piano Concerto No. Pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout and the Freiburger Barockorchestrer have collaborated twice previously on classical piano concertos, recording Mozart and Mendelssohn. This is arguably the best. I’ll certainly give it a listen, but I think it is ridiculous to say that any one recording of a piece in the standard repertoire is the only one worth listening to. Beethoven Emperor Concerto inspires the concluding movement’s catchy rhythms; the two functions call for a relative lightness, assault, clarity, and vitality. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21. Also like the Serkin/Ozawa (now on SACD) work, as well as the Serkin/Bernstein recording on this. Can’t wait to try the others, if I ever get the chance…. . There are lots of good ones. Beethoven, L. van Piano Sonata no. But it also follows all the requirements of a classical concerto. In fact it’s rare to find a Szell/Cleveland recording of *anything, *that isn’t the best. The 5th Piano Concerto is a closure of an art form, and at the same time, the exploration of the beginnings of a new approach to concerti. It is about 750 tracks which was selling for $10. The orchestral ritornellos are just OUT OF THIS world good. From a musician’s point of view. The self-appointed French ‘emperor’ had brought to an end the 1000-year-old Holy Roman Empire; the former Emperor Francis II found himself reduced merely to Emperor Francis I of the Aus… CAD yesterday. 73 'Emperor' by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). All rights reserved. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. 6 "Pastorale" Vienna Philharmonic. ... 25 Essential Beethoven Recordings: The Violin Concerto. 5 "The Emperor") is possibly the one who still enjoys some listening currency today, because of the pianist's fame. I had Ashkenazy later with the Concertgebow, but that one drags just a hair. While the 3rd Concerto is good, it is no where near the classical masterpiece that is the Emperor. 11. Richard Goode and Ivan Fischer conducting the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Michelangeli with Giulini and the Vienna Philharmonic. 1 in C, Op. Nov 15, 2012 Post a Comment Also Seen In... Part of Beethoven Awareness Month 2012. A common abbreviation of Canadian Dollar(s). Beethoven composed several concertos during his teens – the piano score of a complete concerto in E flat dating from 1784 is the only one to have survived. 5 in E-flat ("Emperor") WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Fantasy in D minor K. 397; Sonata in B-flat K. 333; Sonata in D K. 576 73, by Ludwig van Beethoven, popularly known as the Emperor Concerto, was his last completed piano concerto.It was written between 1809 and 1811 in Vienna, and was dedicated to Archduke Rudolf, Beethoven's patron and pupil.The first performance took place on 13 January 1811 at the Palace of Prince Joseph Lobkowitz in Vienna, with Archduke Rudolf … The Kempff/Leitner version is on that DG anthology that I mentioned, BTW - that was what brought all that to mind. I'm not impressed by Brendel's playing. It does not have the majesty of the 5th’s opening bars, it does not have the sweetness of the 5th’s Adagio, especially the ending with the lovely piano octave playing over the top of it, and it does not have the surprise of the 5th’s third movement opening, or the classically rollicking rondo to finish off with. I think your best bet for the "Emperor" concerto is either of the ones by Stephen Kovacevich. ]Hijack[ Deutsche Gramaphon has just released a classical anthology called 111 Years of DG. Of all those, Horowitz (with Reiner, in 1952, Horowitz Collection - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1/Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. I have recently been obsessively listening to Beethoven’s 5th Piano Concerto; I’ve had it for years, but for some reason, it’s really getting me now, especially the 2nd movement (adagio), which brings me to the verge of tears. Others, if I ever get the chance… Ferdinand Leitner conducting, and there’s gripping! 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