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Beethoven: Complete Concertos / Kovacevich, Krebbers, Arrau, Szeryng, Starker & Grumiaux

Notes & Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine
Outstanding performances ... There is the absolute clarity and sparkle of his fingerwork, the magical hush of [Kovacevich's] soft playing, the captivating gradation of tone when he moves in a short phrase from brilliance to deep tenderness ... Above all, the records are distinguished by the rapport between soloist and conductor. Neither is a sensation-seeking artist; both have the integrity that puts the music first, so that you can be sure you are hearing Beethoven as they feel he intended.

Gramophone Magazine
Krebbers gives a finely lyrical performance, yet also one with nobility, which takes its place among those by Grumiaux and Suk - and no praise could be higher than that [... ] Krebbers's fine performance shows great musicianship, all based on an impeccable technical skill - not a note is hesitantly placed. As both soloist and orchestra sound forward, the balance is good.

Gramophone Magazine
The high spot is the slow movement; in particular, Starker's exquisite playing of his melody at the start. This is really beautiful..



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