Sudbin’s Beethoven.

Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin:

  • Beethoven and Mozart Concertos

In 2010 Yevgeny Sudbin released the first recording in a planned cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos. Featuring the Fourth and the Fifth concertos, the disc received top marks on web sites such as and and was selected CD of the Week in Daily Telegraph and Editor’s Choice at Gramophone.

And on this next CD, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä go one step further, and they actually include a Mozart concerto with Beethoven’s Concerto No.3 in C minor.

On this new CD, then, we get to hear the following:


  • Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37


  • Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Performed by Yevgeny Sudbin (piano), with the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä

Mozart’s Concerto No.24, K 491, is often regarded as having been the inspiration for Beethoven’s work.

Beethoven actually told one of his friends: “Ah… you and I will never compose anything like this great work…”

The mood of K 491 is dramatic – the concerto was memorably described by the Mozart expert Alfred Einstein as an ‘explosion of passion, of dark tragic emotions’ – reflecting its proximity to The Marriage of Figaro, which was composed at the same time.

Here is Yevgeny Sudbin, as he recorded Beethoven’s piano concertos Nos. 4 and 5 with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vänskä.



And here is an extract from the new recording of the Mozart Piano Concerto number 24 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto number 3, played by Yevgeny Sudbin and the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä.



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