Started by Mandryka, November 22, 2011, 09:01:22 PM
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Quote from: Mandryka on March 09, 2019, 06:40:26 AMThe more I listen to this concerto the more I realise that the first movement is a challenge to get off the page. The piano music has some nice tunes in it but it also has a lot of what looks like passage work -- how to make it interesting? This is compounded by the fact that in some recordings the orchestral part is rather reticent and uninspired, as if the conductors see their role as one of accompaniment. Well just as I was thinking that along comes Piotre Andersewszki and it's just a revelation in the first movement! The orchestra is wide awake and is on fire, and Andersewski has a gift for making making the piano writing, spirited and articulate. The result makes you see why Beethoven liked this concerto so much. I very much appreciate the absence of maudlin romanticism in the slow movement. And the boisterous playful piano playing in the variations. Sound is better than very good, particularly well balanced between piano and orchestra.
Quote from: Mandryka on September 05, 2021, 12:39:53 PMStarted to enjoy this very old one -- maybe the first recording ever, Casadesus/Eugéne Bigot[flash=200,200]https://www.youtube.com/v/B3o3JN2EwVY&ab_channel=gullivior[/flash]
Quote from: George on September 12, 2023, 07:25:10 AMWhat do you think of Barenboim's first recording of this work with the ECO?
QuoteAs most people probably know, Beethoven heard Mozart's Concerto No. 24 and and was so moved that he lamented to a colleague seated next to him, "We'll never be able to do anything like that!"
Quote from: Mandryka on July 06, 2022, 10:19:13 AMAnnie Fischer and Efrem Kurtz really needs to be heard - really alert music making both by piano player and (unusually I think) by the orchestra. I've had the recording for well over 15 years, but it's only now that I'm hearing why it's so special - strange! It's here on YouTube if anyone's curious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEqUyO_Ey10
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