Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19 (1795)

  1. 1) I. Allegro con brio

    14.44

  2. 2) II. Adagio

    9.04

  3. 3) III. Rondo. Molto allegro

    5.54

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61a, Version for Piano and Orchestra (1807)

  1. 4) I. Allegro ma non troppo

    25.14

  2. 5) II. Larghetto

    10.02

  3. 6) III. Rondo. Allegro

    10.11

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”) (1811)

  1. 1) I. Allegro

    21.12

  2. 2) II. Adagio un poco mosso

    7.41

  3. 3) III. Rondo. Allegro

    10.35

Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80 ("Choral Fantasy")

  1. 4) I. Adagio

    3.49

  2. 5) II. Finale: Allegro – Meno allegro – Allegro molto – Adagio ma non troppo – Marcia, assai vivace – Allegro – Allegretto ma non troppo quasi andante con moto “Schmeichelnd hold und lieblich klingen” – Presto

    15.54

CD information

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTOS AND RARITIES

After an acclaimed first instalment, Inon Barnatan, Alan Gilbert and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields complete their Beethoven piano concertos diptych. This recording project bears the fruit of longstanding and profound musical friendships.
While the 2nd Piano Concerto is fairly Mozartian in spirit, the famous 5th “Emperor” Concerto reveals Beethoven’s full maturation, and is one of the most popular piano concertos to this very day. These pieces are complemented by two rarities: Beethoven’s arrangement for piano and orchestra of his Violin Concerto, as well as his Choral Fantasy, a small-scale forerunner of his epic “Choral” Ninth Symphony.

Inon Barnatan is one of the most admired pianists of his generation (New York Times). The Academy of St Martin in the Fields has built a consistent repertoire with the label throughout the years. Alan Gilbert made his PENTATONE debut with Beethoven Piano Concertos Part 1 in 2019.

Released physically on 2 standard CDs.

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