Amazing Beethoven!


  • Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

Last night I began to listen to the 2-DVD recording of all five of Beethoven’s piano concerti. Wow! What an experience that was! Pianist Daniel Barenboim demonstrated again what an amazing artist he is.

Recorded live at the prestigious Klavier-Festival in Ruhr, Germany, this recording reflects both a very individual and very special reading of Beethoven’s music and the artist’s life-long dedication to the composer.

For me, the key aspect was one of clarity, amazing adherence to rhythm and dynamics, and a fine dialog between solo piano and the orchestra.
I loved the Concerto #1, and I heard part of the concerto #2, before demonstrating to myself how much I enjoyed it by falling asleep. As such—more Beethoven tonight!

Performed by Daniel Barenboim (piano and conductor), with the Staatskapelle Berlin

Here is more than one hour of music for you: Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 with Daniel Barenboim, piano and conductor:


And here’s more music from the second DVD: Barenboim plays Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 4-5:


What amazing music that is!! I hope you took the time to enjoy it—


Tags: Beethoven, piano concertos 1-5, Barenboim

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