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Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra / Shelley

Beethoven / Shelley / Greed
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10695  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Howard ShelleyTasmin LittleTimothy Hugh
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North OrchestraOpera North Chorus
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



January 2012

Also included, a lecture by Howard Shelley titled "Beethoven and Mozart: An Obsession?"
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Review:

There are several reasons to shout about it. There's Shelley himself: a pianist whose quiet musicality and unobtrusive virtuosity shine through everything he touches. Throughout the set, there's a humanity to Shelley's music-making; it's particularly affecting in the B-flat Concerto, which he imbues with warmth as well as wit. This is a major new cycle, an important addition not only to the catalog but also to Shelley's exceptionally fine discography.

– Gramophone


January 2012

Also included, a lecture by Howard Shelley titled "Beethoven and Mozart: An Obsession?"
-----

Review:

There are several reasons to shout about it. There's Shelley himself: a pianist whose quiet musicality and unobtrusive virtuosity shine through everything he touches. Throughout the set, there's a humanity to Shelley's music-making; it's particularly affecting in the B-flat Concerto, which he imbues with warmth as well as wit. This is a major new cycle, an important addition not only to the catalog but also to Shelley's exceptionally fine discography.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Shelley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1794; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin), Howard Shelley (Piano), Timothy Hugh (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Concerto for Piano in E flat major, WoO 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Bonn, Germany 
9.
Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 61a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Chorus,  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: II. Largo
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto -
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: III. Rondo: Vivace
Rondo in B flat major, WoO 6
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: III. Rondo: Molto allegro
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor": I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso -
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor": III. Rondo: Allegro
Beethoven and Mozart: An Obsession? - A talk by Howard Shelly

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