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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, Symphonies Nos. 3 & 7 / Backhaus, Knappertsbusch


Release Date: 06/10/2016 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 901162  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This double-disc collection features a complete concert which was given in the Musikverein in Vienna on January 17 1954, as well as the Third Symphony taken from a concert given on February 17, 1962. Hans Knappersbusch conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in this recording. He was known for his minimalistic rehearsals, and kept his repertoire small, conducting only his very favorite tunes, many of which were Beethoven. Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4, his Seventh Symphony, and his Third Symphony are all included on this release. This double-disc collection features a complete concert which was given in the Musikverein in Vienna on January 17 1954, as well as the Third Symphony taken from a concert given on February 17, 1962. Hans Knappersbusch conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in this recording. He was known for his minimalistic rehearsals, and kept his repertoire small, conducting only his very favorite tunes, many of which were Beethoven. Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4, his Seventh Symphony, and his Third Symphony are all included on this release. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 

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