This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Kovacevich is unsurpassed as an interpreter of this most magnificent of concertos [the Emperor]. His superb account for Philips has set a model for everyone...and, remains the strongest recommendation very well transferred.
-- Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs [2005/06 Edition]
reviewing the Emperor Concerto
When Hermann Krebbers made this recording he was Konzertmeister of the Concertgebouw Orchestra and it is reasonable to guess that Phonogram and Haitink made it because they realized the exceptional quality of the leader of Haitink's orchestra. The record was subsequently issued on the Philips medium-priced Universo label, and in the event it was extremely well received by critics
(including this one). It is very welcome now that it is reissued... Hearing this version again I have no hesitation in saying that it is a performance of absolute integrity. Krebbers's fine performance shows great musicianship, all based on an impeccable technical skill—not a note is hesitantly placed. As both soloist and orchestra sound forward, the balance is good.
-- Gramophone [7/1982]
reviewing an LP release of the Violin Concerto, Philips 6527 127]
Works on This Recording
Concerto for Piano in E flat major, WoO 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Lidia Grychtolówna (Piano)
Folkwang Chamber Orchestra
Written: 1784; Bonn, Germany
Notes: Beethoven's surviving score for this concerto is for piano only, with some orchestral cues written into the piano part.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Herman Krebbers (Violin)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria
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