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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concertos, Vol. 1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 3)


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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concertos, Vol. 1 (Biret) - Nos. 1, 2 (Biret Beethoven Edition, Vol. 3)

“Biret grasps the size of Beethoven’s style. The polyphony is laid out in a relaxed way with little indulgence in point making. She keeps the big line and yet is thankfully sparing in her use of fortissimos. The piano tone is sumptuous. Biret’s gentle and almost sensuous sonorities are really captivating. One is reminded that her mentor has been Wilhelm Kempff.” (Gramophone) “Idil Biret gives an impressive performance. A supreme mastery of tempi, sonorities, polyphony and technique permits Biret—a disciple of Alfred Cortot—to embrace all the moods of Beethoven and gives her playing a symphonic depth rarely heard until now.” (Le Nouvel Observateur) “Idil Biret has recently recorded Liszt’s transcriptions of Beethoven’s nine Symphonies for EMI. Her superbly authentic performance of the 5th Symphony, heard at her Herkülessaal recital in Munich, received a thunderous reception.” (Müncher Merkur)

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
1.   I. Allegro con brio 00:14:29
2.   II. Largo 00:12:07
3.   III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando 00:09:35
  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19
4.   I. Allegro con brio 00:14:52
5.   II. Adagio 00:09:56
6.   III. Rondo: Molto allegro 00:06:37

Total Playing Time: 01:07:36

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Wit, Antoni

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra

Biret, Idil

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Concertos

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.571253

Barcode: 747313125371

Boxset: 8.503069; 8.501901

Physical Release: 12/2008

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