Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2

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Boris Giltburg, piano

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

2019/Naxos

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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2

Beethoven’s first two piano concertos share an abundance of lyric and virtuosic qualities. Concerto No. 1 in C major is expansive and richly orchestrated with a sublime slow movement that is tender and ardent, and a finale full of inventive humour. Concerto No. 2 in B flat major marries energy with elegance, reserving poetic breadth for its slow movement and quirky wit for the finale. Also included is the jovial Rondo, WoO 6, which Beethoven originally intended to be the finale of Concerto No. 2.

 

Tracklisting

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

I. Allegro con brio

II. Largo

III. Rondo. Allegro

 

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

I. Allegro con brio

II. Adagio

III. Rondo. Molto allegro

 

Beethoven: Rondo, WoO 6

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