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Rubinstein Collection Vol 57 - Beethoven: Piano Concertos


Release Date: 05/15/2001 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63057   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1967 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Artur Rubinstein (Piano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1965 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 First rate Beethoven from Rubinstein & Leinsdorf December 16, 2011 By T. Drake (South Euclid, OH) See All My Reviews "The recordings on this CD are from Rubinstein's second of three complete sets of the Beethoven Piano Concertos (there is also a separate Third Concerto, with Toscanini, recorded live in 1944). These recordings, made in 1965-67, demonstrate Rubinstein was just as "on top" of these works technically as he was in the earlier set with Krips (1956) and much more "into" them musically. In addition, the playing is notably more alert and straightforward than in his later set with Barenboim (1975). To be sure, purists will quibble with Rubinstein's use of rubato and approach to ornamentation, (not to mention his use of Busoni's editions of Beethoven's cadenzas) but these performances are a joy from the first bar to the last. Leinsdorf, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, are to be credited for a fine accompaniment, far more detailed and sensitive than in the earlier set with Krips. All three sets of Beethoven Concertos from Rubinstein are worth having, but for those only able to obtain one--this is the one to have. The sound, which was pretty good to begin with, has been superbly remastered." Report Abuse
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