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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4; Piano Concerto No. 5

> Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 - I. Allegro moderato
> Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 - II. Andante con moto
> Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 - III. Rondo: Vivace
> Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor" - I. Allegro
> Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor" - II. Adagio un poco mosso
> Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor" - III. Rondo: Allegro

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
Performer Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

Classic FM Magazine, April 2011 ***
VSnskS's lightness of touch - a cooler Beethoven than we're accustomed to, but peppered with artfully controlled explosions - is just what's needed to get inside the enigmatic Fourth, and his 'Emperor' is refreshingly restrained.

Gramophone Magazine, April 2011
Sudbin makes it clear that he has little use for Beethoven weighed down, as it were, with excess baggage...Instead, his delectably light-fingered brilliance and virtuosity shines a new light on some of the most familiar scores in the repertoire...Such mercurial pianism keeps VSnskS and the Minnesota Orchestra on their toes but they follow their soloist as to the manor born.

Financial Times, 18th March 2011 ****
Sudbin brings delicacy and crystalline articulation to these concertos, creating a sense of classical grace rather than romantic scale... but his aristocratic mien and stylistic assurance...[add] a welcome degree of wit to the fourth concerto's finale and a poise and sparkle to the Emperor...Osmo VSnskS and the Minnesota Orchestra prove equally sympathetic accompanists.

BBC Music Magazine, April 2011 ****
The clarity of Yevgeny Sudbin's playing, and the range of keyboard colours he commands are qualities that serve him as well in Beethoven as they did in his fine Scriabin recital for BIS a few years back. He is particularly successful here in the more intimate and chamber-like Fourth Concerto...There's much to like about Sudbin's Emperor, too. The Adagio is admirably luminous.

International Record Review, April 2011
Sudbin need not fear being heard in the context of pianists who are appreciably further on in their careers...In a crowded field [he] ranks near the top and it will be fascinating to hear how his cycle evolves over the remaining two installments. Highly recommended.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.



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Excellent

This is an excellent performance. Highly recommended.
Submitted on 05/12/12 by Richard 
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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
  • Running Time: 32 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
  • Performer: Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
  • Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
  • Running Time: 37 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809