Pires’ Beethoven.



  • Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4.

After giving concerts in Stockholm last October, pianist Maria João Pires went directly to the recording studio with conductor Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. This remarkable recording is the result.

We hear the following:


  • Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Performed by Maria João Pires, piano, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding conducting.

The Times wrote on the 18th of July 2014:

She’s recording the third and fourth piano concertos for the first time — and playing them with such unaffected simplicity that you always feel the notes speaking, never the pianist herself. Turbulent emotions, grandiose gestures and winking gaiety arrive as they should, yet nothing is pushed to extremes.”

Here is Maria João Pires in a section from Beethoven’s concerto #2:




And next, here is DANIEL BARENBOIM playing the Beethoven Piano Concerto # 4 with the Wiener Philharmoniker:


Tags: Maria João Pires, piano, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding, Beethoven, concerto #4