Beethoven - The Solo Concertos | Capriccio C7210

Beethoven - The Solo Concertos

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Label: Capriccio

Cat No: C7210

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 14th October 2016

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About

Stefan Vladar, the Austrian pianist and chief conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, directs the ensemble in a new studio recording of all of Beethoven's concertos, plus the two Romances for violin and orchestra. He performs the dual role of soloist and conductor, true to the 18th-century Viennese tradition.

Featuring highly acclaimed soloists, these virtuoso performances assimilate the best of current and period practices.

This new recording from the musical hub of Vienna presents a fascinating benchmark interpretation.

“As both pianist and conductor, it is possible to convey a better overall reading of these concertos, which I see more as expanded chamber music than the traditional vision of concertos with orchestra.” - Stefan Vladar

“With Beethoven, you need stamina as well as a perfect technique and great vision. One really needs to be able to perform as a near superhuman being.” - Isabelle van Keulen

“Of course, performing music in Vienna is something very special. Here, there is a natural understanding, an energy and a passion for music that is by no means found everywhere.” - Julian Steckel

Reviews

If you fancy a set of the Beethoven piano concertos that’s suitable for listening to at a single sitting, then look no further. The ingredients are ideal for the job: abundant energy; bold, clear-sighted interpretation; brilliant though intelligently deployed pianism; poetic handling of the various slow movements; vital conducting and orchestral playing that fits the ‘chamber orchestra’ template like a glove. I loved it; ... Stefan Vladar’s refresher course held me captive for the duration.  Rob Cowan
Gramophone January 2017
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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