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Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Ashkenazy, Solti, Chicago Symphony [3 CDs + Blu-ray Audio]


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 4832579  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Between 1971 and 1972 two remarkable artists at the peak of their powers, Vladimir Ashkenazy & Georg Solti, joined forces with Chicago Symphony Orchestra to record one of the greatest achievements in the history of music. The result was the finest cycle of Beethoven’s immortal Piano Concertos ever recorded. Decca proudly presents this 1973 Grammy Award Winning set at stunning 24-bit sound, mastered from original analogue tapes, with hardback packaging, and extensive notes and photos. Between 1971 and 1972 two remarkable artists at the peak of their powers, Vladimir Ashkenazy & Georg Solti, joined forces with Chicago Symphony Orchestra to record one of the greatest achievements in the history of music. The result was the finest cycle of Beethoven’s immortal Piano Concertos ever recorded. Decca proudly presents this 1973 Grammy Award Winning set at stunning 24-bit sound, mastered from original analogue tapes, with hardback packaging, and extensive notes and photos. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 

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