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Label:
  Linn Records - http://www.linnrecords.com/
Serial:
  CKD 336 (2 discs)
Title:
  Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 5 - Pizarro, Mackerras
Description:
  Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73 "Emperor"

Artur Pizarro (piano)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
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Genre:
  Classical
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
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Reviews: 4 show all

Site review by Polly Nomial October 7, 2009
Performance:   Sonics:  
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Site review by Geohominid May 14, 2009
Performance:   Sonics:    
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Review by Michelten May 19, 2009 (6 of 8 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
It is arguably as hard to tell who is your favourite composer as to tell what is your favourite disc; for me, it depends on which day you ask. This one however must definitely be within the top end of my list at any time, and it is because it brings excellence and delight from many fronts. I won’t elaborate much on the composition, still Beethoven’s narrative writing makes this concertos’ melodic lines very engaging and emotional. Overall, Pizarro’s interpretation is formidably clear, with perfect correlation between the story line and his phrasing, dynamic range and accents. The sound of the aliquot-strung Blüthner is simply sublime; few recorded instruments I’ve heard with such combination of brilliance, upper register sonority and silky sound texture. I find the orchestra’s style to be passionate, yet with calmed elegance in a rather period style, with little or no vibrato in the string sections and well defined and placed instrumentation; otherwise with excellence balance between orchestra and piano, this last right on stage with compelling presence.
Five star for the recording (still hoping one day Linn will master in DSD !).

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Works: 3  

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"