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Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Radu Lupu, Zubin Mehta


Release Date: 05/27/2010 
Label:  London/Decca Jubilee Catalog #: 425012   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Radu Lupu
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

I vividly recall hearing Radu Lupu play Beethoven's C major Concerto at the 1976 Edinburgh Festival, two years or so before he made this beguilingly elegant recording of it with Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. Seated on an upright chair and bearded like some Victorian sage he addressed the keyboard with a rare blend of intelligence and sensibility. It was a performance to which Turgenev might have given a nod of approval.

...[T]he two early concertos are all ravishment and sensuous dazzle. This is not the fiercely argued, classically chiselled Beethoven of a Schnabel, a Serkin, a Kempff, or a Brendel but by its own lights it is Beethoven playing of extraordinary vitality and imaginative sensibility.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1979 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1979 
Venue:  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv 

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