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Beethoven: Piano Concerto, Romances Nos 1 & 2 / Barenboim


Release Date: 02/13/1990 
Label:  Dg Galleria Catalog #: 429179   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel BarenboimPinchas Zukerman
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

I cannot understand why there should now be no less than three versions of this travesty in the catalogues, even though it is Beethoven's own arrangement of that masterpiece, his Violin Concerto... Do piano soloists love playing the thing? Evidently Barenboim does; and I must say that he gets as far as possible to deluding the ear into thinking that the arrangement is better than it is. His superb pianism and apparent conviction are conveyed in an impressive recording. So Barenboim devotees may want this. But for all his compelling advocacy let there be no mistake about the truth—and I shall quote JW rather than myself, so that it cannot be said that I have a personal antipathy to the arrangement. "Beethoven has carried it (the Read more adaptation) out with a quite unbelievable disregard for the merits of his own music... If a second year student had shown this up as an exercise, most intelligent professors would put their heads between their hands".

If you still want it, this is the version to get.

-- Gramophone [10/1974]
reviewing Op. 61a on LP
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 61a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major - (arranged by the composer from the Violin Concerto op. 61): 1. Allegretto ma non troppo
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major - (arranged by the composer from the Violin Concerto op. 61): 2. Larghetto - attacca:
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major - (arranged by the composer from the Violin Concerto op. 61): 3. Rondo. Allegro
Violin Romance No.1 in G major, Op.40
Violin Romance No.2 in F major, Op.50

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