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Reviews: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 - Roll/RPO/Shelley

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Review by raffells December 4, 2005 (6 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
This sacd is slightly better than the fairly unusual 4th concerto when it comes to interpretation etc but I cannot believe anyone saying that Rolls playing is not mannered.
Tempos are way quicker than most performances of these Beethoven concertos robbing much of what is grand in the Emporer concerto and the recording quality on this is poorer than the 4th concerto. The first cto on this disc is much the better of the two.Sorry but not even a bargain.Glad I didnt get the other one...usual other moans about the Membran issues.

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Review by Jonty December 6, 2005 (1 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
Refer to my comments on the disc of the fourth concerto to see that I disagree with raffells about this cycle.

I think that it may be the exhilaration I get from these performances that I like.

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