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Beethoven: The Piano Concertos / Ashkenzay, Haitink

Ashkenazy,Vladimir / Beethoven / Lpo / Haitink
Release Date: 10/09/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000991509  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Unique video of all five Beethoven Piano Concertos, played by a young Vladimir Ashkenazy at the height of his piano-playing career. Hardly any video footage exists commercially of Ashkenazy at the piano, which makes this set a must-have for fans and wider audiences alike.

Accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the great conductor Bernard Haitink, this was a first for television - the five Concertos had never been transmitted live previously.

As these are live concerts, the programs also include several Beethoven overtures and the complete Symphony No.8. Filmed and transmitted live at London's iconic Royal Festival Hall - see the hall in all its old splendor for the final time, before it
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Duration: 277 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Region: All
Sound: LPCM Mono / Enhanced Dolby Mono
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Royal Festival Hall, London 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Royal Festival Hall, London 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Royal Festival Hall, London 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Royal Festival Hall, London 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Royal Festival Hall, London 

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