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Topic: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4  (Read 4710 times)

Offline soliloquy

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
on: September 26, 2007, 12:41:06 AM
Best recording?  I've never really been able to get into this piece but I don't think I have any very good recs of it =/

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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 01:29:20 AM
Glenn Gould

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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 05:20:42 AM
Solomon, Gilels.

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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007, 11:24:03 AM
Serkin (Rudolph) and Curzon without question.
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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007, 11:46:25 AM
It's subjective, but my fav is Gilels.

Teresa

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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007, 01:13:29 PM
What do you think of Krystian Zimeman's interpretation? I'm curious because I just bought a cd of him playing all the concerti, but it hasn't been shipped yet.

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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007, 02:38:26 AM
I'm partial to Christian Zacharias. I'd recommend him also for Concerto no. 3.

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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007, 04:22:37 AM
I'm partial to Christian Zacharias. I'd recommend him also for Concerto no. 3.

Really?  I have a live of Pollini on the No. 3 that I am currently under the impression that it can never be matched.

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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #8 on: October 07, 2007, 05:42:40 AM
Zimerman has the best 4th concerto recording, in my opinion.

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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #9 on: October 07, 2007, 05:34:49 PM
It's subjective, but my fav is Gilels.

Teresa

Wise words, Teresa.

And my subjective first choice(s) would be Arrau and Cliburn.  Yes, Cliburn.  This concerto is a glorious, gorgeous, pumped-up piece of chamber music.  The piano line is the definition of economy and with a large orchestra as its partner, I think it needs a pianist with a nice, big, juicy fat sound.  To make those lines really sing.

Arrau and Cliburn deliver huge, beautiful, rounded tone in their recordings.

Come to think of it, so does Gilels, Serkin and Curzon.  I love all of them.
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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #10 on: October 13, 2007, 08:33:45 AM
Josef Hoffman live in the early 40's; he plays an odd cadenza (Reinecke?) but so what. This is unbelievable....  :o 8)

Among modern recordings I've always liked Weissenberg with Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic, although this has as much to do with Karajan as Weissenberg imo.
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Re: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Reply #11 on: January 18, 2008, 06:05:07 PM
Gilels´
and Anton Solerbilensky´s  in my opinion, but no recordings out there
Learning:

Chopin Polonaise Op. 53
Brahms Op. 79 No. 2
Rachmaninoff Op. 16 No. 4 and 5
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