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BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5

Composer(s):Beethoven, Ludwig van
Artist(s) Cristofori, Ensemble • Schoonderwoerd, Arthur, fortepiano
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue ALPHA079
Label Alpha
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 7.99



Review By youmike,October 2013

I came across Arthur Schoonderwoerd by chance and I now have his fortepiano recordings of all the Beethoven cooncertos. The way in which all of them throw light on the way in which the composer might have heard his masterpieces is to say the least thought-provoking. I've got other modern performances of these works and it was only after hearing these that I started thinking about how modern piano builders have subtly changed what we expect to hear. It's not just the piano builders - we've been conditioned to expect performances by large orchestras.

Schoonderwoerd's Cristofori is a small group playing modern copies of period instruments. Apart from this set of Beethoven recordings, Schoonderwoerd has recorded popular Mozart concertos. Of course, one must bear in mind that more....


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