WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 / Michelangeli, Krenz

Beethoven / Michelangeli / Dnso / Krenz
Release Date: 02/12/2008 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4449  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Conductor:  Jan Krenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

'His fingers can more hit a wrong note or smudge a passage than a bullet can be veered off course once it has been fired.' So wrote New York Times music critic Harold Schoenberg in a review of a recital by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. His observation on the pianists' technical perfection was echoed by other critics during the course of Michelangeli's career and it is very much in evidence in this superb performance of Beethoven's greatest concerto. But to focus simply on Michaelangeli's technical gifts is to shortchange his innate musicality, and the sheer beauty of his sound. On this, the only commercially available video of Michelangeli in a concerto performance, all of the qualities that distinguished Michelangeli as the greatest of Read more all Italian pianists since Busoni, are readily apparent. The support given him by the excellent Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Jan Krenz adds significantly to his major historical release. 39 minutes, Black & White. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor:  Jan Krenz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook