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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 3 / Michelangeli, Giulini


Release Date: 01/27/1998 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 449757   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Vienna Symphony is not a great orchestra but Giulini makes them give of their best. The solo contributions from the wind may not be distinguished, and in chorus the wind achieve no better than a rustic blend at times, but Giulini insists on proper phrasing and punctuation and that is much; and in the first tutti he lays down a frame for a performance of the first movement that Michelangeli can fill out with relish.

-- Gramophone [2/1988]
reviewing the 3rd Concerto, previously reissued as DG 423230

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Some may find the Michelangeli/Giulini Beethoven First Concerto overly studied and self-concious in its sobriety of spirit. I, however, always have been drawn to both conductor
Read more and pianist's scrupulous concentration and broad elegance.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing the 1st Concerto, reissued as part of DG's box set The Colour of Classics: The Pianists
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1979 
Venue:  Live  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
2. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1979 
Venue:  Live  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major, Op.15: 1. Allegro con brio - Cadenza: Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major, Op.15: 2. Largo
Piano Concerto No.1 In C Major, Op.15: 3. Rondo. Allegro - Cadenza: Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37: 1. Allegro con brio - Cadenza: Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37: 2. Largo
Piano Concerto No.3 In C Minor, Op.37: 3. Rondo (Allegro)

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