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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5, Etc / Brendel, Levine


Release Date: 01/12/2010 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 412789   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"These 1983 live Beethoven Piano Concerto recordings relay a real sense of occasion. Brendel and Levine both exhibit high energy throughout. Brendel plays in his usual intellectually brilliant manner, with an emphasis on technical polish and an occasional bit of humor."

-- Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com Reviewing Philips 470 938
"These 1983 live Beethoven Piano Concerto recordings relay a real sense of occasion. Brendel and Levine both exhibit high energy throughout. Brendel plays in his usual intellectually brilliant manner, with an emphasis on technical polish and an occasional bit of humor."

-- Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com Reviewing Philips 470 938
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1983 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 Had to Keep This Recording on Hand June 17, 2018 By Joseph F. (Stamford, CT) See All My Reviews "A good friend heard this at my home and adored it and I ended giving it to her. I had to immediately buy a new copy. Thank goodness it is still available. I heard Alfred Brendel many times in recitals and with orchestras playing concerti and those were some of the happiest days and evenings I had in any concert halls. I miss him now that he is retired, but I am happy to have this recording. It is art of the highest order. No pianist today has yet surpassed or even matched Brendel in the Adagio movement of the "Emperor"." Report Abuse
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