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Beethoven: Complete Works for Piano & Orchestra / Howard Shelley, piano

> Fantasia, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy" - Fantasia, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy"
> Piano Concerto in E flat major, WoO 4 (orchestrated and reconstructed by H. Shelly) - I. Allegro moderato
> Piano Concerto in E flat major, WoO 4 (orchestrated and reconstructed by H. Shelly) - II. Larghetto
> Piano Concerto in E flat major, WoO 4 (orchestrated and reconstructed by H. Shelly) - III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
> Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 56 - I. Allegro
> Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 56 - II. Largo -
> Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 56 - III. Rondo alla polacca

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Word, Spoken : Beethoven and Mozart
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 61a
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
>Shelley, Howard : Concerto for Piano in E flat major (reconstructed and recreated after Beethoven, WoO 4)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The piano remained the main instrument of Beethoven throughout his life. This specially priced 4 CD box set represents his entire and sizeable output for piano and orchestra. It starts with the early Piano Concerto in E flat, written by Beethoven at age 12 and ends with Piano Concerto No. 5, the only one that Beethoven never performed himself in concert, due to his developing deafness. Howard Shelley conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North from the piano. Shelley has recorded extensively for Chandos over the years, having combined the role of solo pianist and conductor on numerous occasions.

The Arts Desk
This is svelte, affectionate orchestral playing, with a particularly seductive principal oboe. And Shelley knows just when to step back when Beethoven's solo line slips into note-spinning mode, letting his Leeds players sing... .This is a wonderful box. It's easily the equal of starrier sets from the past - Barenboim, Kempf, Perahia etc. Buy it.

Gramophone Magazine
There are several reasons to shout about it... there's Shelley himself: a pianist whose quiet musicality and unobtrusive virtuosity shine through everything he touches... Throughout the set, there's a humanity to Shelley's music-making; it's particularly affecting in the B-flat Concerto, which he imbues with warmth as well as wit... this is a major new cycle, an important addition not only to the catalogue but also to Shelley's exceptionally fine discography.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of Opera North
  • Notes: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Notes: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 32 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Notes: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Notes: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Notes: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Word, Spoken : Beethoven and Mozart :: An Obsession?
  • Running Time: 12 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Notes: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 61a
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Notes: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 42 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1807-1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
  • Performers: Dean Robinson (Bass); Gillene Herbert; Hazel Croft; Paul Gibson; Paul Rendall (Tenor); Kathryn McGuckin; Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Notes: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1808

>Shelley, Howard : Concerto for Piano in E flat major (reconstructed and recreated after Beethoven, WoO 4)
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Notes: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
  • Performers: Timothy Hugh (Cello); Tasmin Little (Violin); Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Howard Shelley
  • Notes: Leeds Town Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-); Victoria Hall (2010-09-??&3011-06-??&2011-)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804