Beethoven: Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80 (Choral Fantasy)

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Leif Ove Andsnes: The Beethoven Journey (Piano Concerto No. 5 & Choral Fantasy)

Leif Ove Andsnes: The Beethoven Journey (Piano Concerto No. 5 & Choral Fantasy)


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Prague Philharmonic Choir


The celebrated Norwegian pianist completes his multi-annual collaborative journey with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, dedicated to Beethoven’s five piano concertos. The Beethoven Journey is a four-year collaborative project between celebrated pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Together they have recorded all of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos, as well as the Choral Fantasy, with Andsnes not only playing but also directing the orchestra. The series began with the live recording of the Piano Concertos 1 & 3 at the Prague Spring Festival in the historic Rudolfinum building. The second CD, Piano Concertos 2 & 4, was recorded in London in 2013, and the final album was recorded again live at the Prague Spring Festival in 2014. Leif Ove Andsnes has devoted the majority of his performing and recording activities in the last 3 years to the music of Beethoven. Although Andsnes has an extensive discography, “The Beethoven Journey” is his first Beethoven recording ever.

“Andsnes manages to be lithe and spontaneous-sounding, and doesn't overplaying hints of melodrama...In a way Andsnes reminds me of Schnabel in his sureness of touch, albeit in a very different style...The unanimity in the closing bars between Andsnes and his orchestra says it all. Having used up my stash of superlatives, all I can say is: go buy.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2014

“There is no absence of weight here or of rhythmic sinew, but the range of softer dynamics and the flux of light and shade are truly remarkable. With Andsnes, every note counts, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra complements him in definition and refined phrasing. These are Beethoven performances of arresting maturity, stylistic acumen and utter delight.” The Telegraph, 10th January 2015 *****

“Andsnes's view of the Emperor Concerto's slow movement may strike some listeners as less contemplative and poetic than usual, and it may be that his interpretation of the piece will deepend over time, but it's beautifully played...Particularly notable in Andsnes's performance of the first movement is the mysterious approach to the recapitulation, where he and the orchestra vividly convey the feeling of the music holding its breath.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2015 *****

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Sony Leif Ove Andsnes The Beethoven Journey - 88843058862

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Credo

Credo


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Esa-Pekka Salonen

Corigliano, J:

Fantasia on an Ostinato

Pärt:

Credo

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir, Esa-Pekka Salonen


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DG - 4791055

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas & Choral Fantasy

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas & Choral Fantasy


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Teresa Stich-Randall, Judith Hellwig (sopranos), Hilde Rössel-Majdan (contralto), Anton Dermota, Erich Majkut (tenors) & Paul Schöffler (bass)

Wiener Staatsopernchor & Wiener Symphoniker, Karl Böhm


Hans Richter-Haaser (piano)

One of Eloquence’s chief credos is to bring back into circulation forgotten recordings or artists who’ve slipped from memory. ‘Hans Richter-Who?’ you might say. Born in 1912 in Dresden and taught there both by Hans Schneider and in the famous class of Robert Teichmüller, around the age of 30 Richter-Haaser moved to Detmold. At first Richter-Haaser took over the artistic direction of the city orchestra. But by 1947 he had already been entrusted with a piano masterclass. This must be seen as a substantial foundation for the rank and renown of the Detmold Music Academy, which in recent years has become a sort of forge for pianists. His recordings are, sadly, few and far between. He recorded Beethoven sonatas for both Philips and EMI. Issued several years ago on its ‘The Early Years’ imprint, these Beethoven recordings from the 1950s are long out of print and a much sought-after collector’s item. The sonatas are coupled here with Richter-Haaser as soloist in the Choral Fantasy, with Karl Böhm conducting.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4804867

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Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 & Choral Fantasia

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 & Choral Fantasia


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Hannah Holgersson (soprano), Marie Olhans (mezzo-soprano), Maria Sanner (alto), Mikael Stenbaek (tenor), Gunnar Birgersson (baritone) & Ove Pettersson (bass)

with Eric Ericson Chamber Choir


For the final instalment of his survey of Beethoven’s works for piano and orchestra, Ronald Brautigam has saved ‘the final crowning glory of his concerto output’, as Beethoven specialist Barry Cooper describes the Fifth Piano Concerto in his liner notes. It is coupled on this disc with the Choral Fantasia – an intriguing work scored for piano, orchestra and chorus with vocal soloists.

he individual discs in Ronald Brautigam’s series have received numerous distinctions, including a MIDEM Classical Award in 2010, and his performances have been weighed against classic recordings by legendary pianists. Ronald Brautigam, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Parrott are in their usual top form, with the brief but crucial appearance of the eminent Eric Ericson Chamber Choir in the Choral Fantasia.

“The opening of the concerto is excellent: Parrott gets appropriately spacious playing from the orchestra, while the bell-like tone of Brautigam's instrument - a Steinway Model D - helps to prevent the music from sounding too bombastic...[in the Fantasia] Brautigam could almost be Beethoven himself improvising.” Classic FM Magazine, January 2011 ****

“Notes pour and sparkle from Brautigam's fingers like diamonds...clearly Bruatigam has chosen his instrument to reflect his love of clarity, lightness and speed” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2010

“Cutting through any deadening deference, here’s an endearing spring clean to give these classics a new bounce and vigour...Two centuries of gilt are scraped off and the gain in dynamism is immense.” The Times, 11th September 2010

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BIS Ronald Brautigam Beethoven - BISSACD1793

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Beethoven: Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 112, etc.

Beethoven:

Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 112

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80


DG - E4197792

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Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Fantasia for Piano, Chorus & Orchestra

Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Fantasia for Piano, Chorus & Orchestra


Beethoven:

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56

Claudio Arrau (piano), Henryk Szeryng (violin), Janos Starker (cello)

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Alfred Brendel (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink


A Beethoven extravaganza coupling two of his works using the piano and other friends. The Choral Fantasy here receives one of its most powerful performances and the Triple Concerto one of its most ennobling.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4643682

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Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival

Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival

Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Martha Argerich (piano)


Seiji Ozawa is not only a world-famous Japanese conductor, but also a founder and director of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, home of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which in 2015 was renamed the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF). In this all-Beethoven program, Ozawa conducts the popular Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, performed with his fellow colleagues of the Saito Kinen Orchestra.

Picture: 1080/60i Full HD – 16:9

Sound: PCM Stereo, DTSH-HD Master Audio 5.1

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Region code: All (worldwide)

Running time: 82 mins + 30 mins bonus

Production year: 2016

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EuroArts - 8024264024

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Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival

Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival

Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Martha Argerich (piano)


Seiji Ozawa is not only a world-famous Japanese conductor, but also a founder and director of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, home of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which in 2015 was renamed the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF). In this all-Beethoven program, Ozawa conducts the popular Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7, performed with his fellow colleagues of the Saito Kinen Orchestra.

Picture: 16:9 - NTSC

Sound: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Language/subtitles: n/a

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Running time: 82 mins + 30 mins bonus

Production year: 2016

Released or re-released in last 6 months

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EuroArts - 8024264028

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Choral Fantasy

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 & Choral Fantasy


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Westminster Choir, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

Ecossaises (6) in E flat major, WoO 83

Liszt:

Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3

Mendelssohn:

Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14

Schumann:

Aufschwung, Op. 12, No. 2

Warum, Op. 12, No. 3

Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 No. 4 'Grillen'

Traumes Wirren (Fantasiestucke, Op. 12 No. 7)


Ania Dorfmann (piano)

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RCA - G0100036307646

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Beethoven: Triple Concerto & C

Beethoven: Triple Concerto & C


Beethoven:

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56

Itzhak Perlman (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper


Warner Classics - 2564612966

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