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Beethoven: Piano Concertos No 1 - 5 / Afanassiev, Soudant

Beethoven
Release Date: 02/01/2009 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 513   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Valery Afanassiev
Conductor:  Hubert Soudant
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Valéry Afanassiev studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Jacob Zac and Emil Gilels. In 1968 he won First Prize at the Leipzig Bach Competition, and likewise at the Concours Reine Elizabeth in Brussels in 1972. Since then, he has concertized in all European countries as well as in the USA and Japan.

Valéry Afanassiev is certainly one of the most strong-willed artists of our time. He writes the booklet texts to his recordings himself. His goal is to give listeners a comprehensive pic-ture of his insight into the composer’s thoughts – a tour through his alchemistic laboratory, in which poetry, philosophy, painting, Kabala, good wine as well as the music itself may be cited for reference. Valéry Afanassiev
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In this this, Valéry Afanassiev has found a coequal partner in Hubert Soudant and the Mozarteum Orchestra for his sensational performance of all of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos.
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Valery Afanassiev (Piano)
Conductor:  Hubert Soudant
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Valery Afanassiev (Piano)
Conductor:  Hubert Soudant
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
3. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Valery Afanassiev (Piano)
Conductor:  Hubert Soudant
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
4. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Valery Afanassiev (Piano)
Conductor:  Hubert Soudant
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
5. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Valery Afanassiev (Piano)
Conductor:  Hubert Soudant
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 

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