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Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 4

Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 4

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  • Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: I. Allegro con brio
    Composer(s) Ludwig van Beethoven
    Artist(s) Andrew Manze Martin Helmchen Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: I. Allegro con brio

    15:10
    $9.60
  • Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: II. Largo
    Composer(s) Ludwig van Beethoven
    Artist(s) Andrew Manze Martin Helmchen Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: II. Largo

    10:26
    $7.20
  • Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: III. Rondo (Allegro)
    Composer(s) Ludwig van Beethoven
    Artist(s) Andrew Manze Martin Helmchen Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

    Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: III. Rondo (Allegro)

    09:04
    $4.80
  • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: I. Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Ludwig van Beethoven
    Artist(s) Andrew Manze Martin Helmchen Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: I. Allegro moderato

    18:58
    $9.60
  • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto
    Composer(s) Ludwig van Beethoven
    Artist(s) Andrew Manze Martin Helmchen Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto

    05:21
    $4.80
  • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: III. Rondo (Vivace)
    Composer(s) Ludwig van Beethoven
    Artist(s) Andrew Manze Martin Helmchen Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: III. Rondo (Vivace)

    10:25
    $7.20

Total running time: 69 minutes.

Album information

In the second instalment of his recording of the complete concertos, the German pianist Martin Helmchen performs these two contrasting works with Andrew Manze and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

 

Beethoven’s piano concertos are an invaluable source in our understanding of the history of the practice of this instrument, which, in the early nineteenth century, permanently replaced the harpsichord in the hearts of composers. Thus one can still hear the galant influence of Mozart in the First Concerto (1795-1800), whereas the Fourth (1805-06) reveals the introspective personality, at once vigorous and generous, of a Beethoven at the height of his artistic maturity.