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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 / Pollini, Böhm, Vienna Phil


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 413447   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Beethoven orchestra is not the easiest thing to record at the best of times. On this recording of the Emperor, the sound of the VP0 is sometimes rather muzzy. The piano sound, by contrast, is comparatively brilliant and true. Which is a pity when Böhm's steady, rhythmically just direction and the VPO's playing are the necessary humanizing elements, offsetting Pollini's superbly articulated but at times perceptibly Coriolanian reading of the solo piano part.

-- Gramophone [11/1984]
The Beethoven orchestra is not the easiest thing to record at the best of times. On this recording of the Emperor, the sound of the VP0 is sometimes rather muzzy. The piano sound, by contrast, is comparatively brilliant and true. Which is a pity when Böhm's steady, rhythmically just direction and the VPO's playing are the necessary humanizing elements, offsetting Pollini's superbly articulated but at times perceptibly Coriolanian reading of the solo piano part.

-- Gramophone [11/1984]
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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:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor": 1. Allegro
Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor": 2. Adagio un poco mosso
Piano Concerto No.5 In E Flat Major Op.73 -"Emperor": 3. Rondo (Allegro)

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