Beethoven: The Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (C Major: 708904)
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After decades of work on Beethoven's original scores, the Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder offers a definitive interpretation of all Beethoven's piano concertos in this series of live recordings of his ecstatically acclaimed performances in the Musikverein Vienna from May 2011. Buchbinder conducts the Vienna Philharmonic from the keyboard and achieves a rare degree of tension and chamber-like concentration. Rudolf Buchbinder is firmly established as one of the most important pianists on the international scene, he is a regular guest of renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, London Philharmonic, National Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also has over 100 recordings to his credit.
"A great moment. Such musicianship, such depth of emotion and such radiant clarity are almost never heard in Beethoven. An event of the first order." Kurier"The Viennese musician has scaled new heights. When he does so in the company of an outstanding orchestra, the result is truly memorable." Die Presse