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Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos / Brendel, Levine, Chicago Symphony


Release Date: 06/11/2002 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 470938   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel
Conductor:  James LevineBernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony OrchestraLondon Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 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:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1983 
Venue:  Live  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 37 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1983 
Venue:  Live  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 28 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1983 
Venue:  Live  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 36 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1983 
Venue:  Live  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 32 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5. 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 
Venue:  Live  Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 38 Minutes 53 Secs. 
6. Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1977 
Venue:  Walthamstow Hall, London, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 

Sound Samples

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op.80: 2. Finale: b) Allegro - Allegretto ma non troppo (quasi Andante con moto) - Presto
Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15: 1. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15: 2. Largo
Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15: 3. Rondo (Allegro scherzando)
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19: 1. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19: 2. Adagio
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19: 3. Rondo (Molto allegro)
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37: 1. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37: 2. Largo
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37: 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58: 1. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58: 2. Andante con moto
Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op.58: 3. Rondo (Vivace)

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