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Klassisches Klavier: Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin

Beethoven / Kempe / Capella Coloniesis / Ligeti
Release Date: 06/29/2010 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 10016   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz LisztFrédéric ChopinLudwig van BeethovenWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jénö JandóShura CherkasskyAnton DikovLinda Nicholson
Conductor:  András LigetiRudolf KempeEmil TabakovNicholas Kraemer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Germany's Profil label tends to release mainstream Classical and Romantic repertory, sometimes played on historical instruments and almost always superbly engineered. The label rarely releases cut-price items and might be called a boutique outfit. So it's a bit surprising to see a compilation of previous releases into a generic Klassisches Klavier (Classical Piano) release, but no doubt things are tough all over, even in the Bundesrepublik. So: if you're looking for a drive-time disc of classical piano music, here's the scoop. The good news: if you've got a high-end Audiotec Fischer stereo in your BMW, Profil's vaunted engineering comes through on most of the selections here. Strictly speaking, they are not piano music but movements Read more of concertos for piano and orchestra, and one of Profil's trademarks is to place and select microphones in such a way that a clear, spacious separation between piano and orchestra is maintained. The entrances of the piano sound a little different in each case, and they're always lively. The delightfully skittery feel of the Allegro animato section of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major is partly the work of pianist Jenö Jandó and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, but the engineering brings it home... Each work, curiously enough, is the finale of the concerto it comes from, except for the concluding Largo slow movement of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, and the program consists mostly of Mozart and Beethoven, with a brief detour for Liszt and Chopin. It's not what you'd call varied, and the listener expecting music of various tempos and moods may be disappointed. The performances themselves, especially the brisk fortepiano (early piano) Mozart readings by Linda Nicholson with the German historical-instrument group Capella Coloniensis, are quite strong, and they might possibly whet a listener's interest for more of the same from Profil's catalog."

-- All Music Guide
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125: 6th movement, Allegro animato by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor:  András Ligeti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21: 3rd movement, Rondo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anton Dikov (Piano)
Conductor:  Emil Tabakov
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b): 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Linda Nicholson (Piano)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Linda Nicholson (Piano)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 59 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme": 3rd movement, Presto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Linda Nicholson (Piano)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Linda Nicholson (Piano)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 42 Secs. 
8. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Emil Tabakov
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
9. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15: 2nd movement, Largo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Emil Tabakov
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 44 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: III. Rondo: Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415: III. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: III. Allegro assai
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125/R456: Allegro animato
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21: III. Allegro vivace
Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271, "Jeunehomme": III. Rondo: Presto
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan": III. Allegro vivace assai
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: III. Rondo: Molto allegro
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: II. Largo

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