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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 2 / BRAHMS, J.: Piano Quintet (Gould) (1957)


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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 2 / BRAHMS, J.: Piano Quintet (Gould) (1957)

Glenn Gould played Beethoven’s piano concertos from the beginning of his short concert career, this recording being made when he was 24, the same age as the composer when he wrote his Piano Concerto No. 2. Gould’s vitality and enthusiasm in the first movement are particularly notable, as is Bernstein’s highly expressive interpretation of the beautiful Adagio. Despite his temperamental aversion to chamber music and his preference for pre-romantic music, Gould’s account with the Montreal String Quartet of Brahms’s F minor Piano Quintet is clearly articulated, propulsive and highly focussed.

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19
1.   I. Allegro con brio 00:13:00
2.   II. Adagio 00:09:21
3.   III. Rondo: Molto allegro 00:05:34

Brahms, Johannes

  Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
4.   I. Allegro non troppo 00:11:17
5.   II. Andante un poco adagio 00:06:39
6.   III. Scherzo: Allegro 00:08:36
7.   IV. Finale: Poco sostenuto - Allegro non troppo 00:10:51

Total Playing Time: 01:05:18

Beethoven, Ludwig van; Brahms, Johannes

Bernstein, Leonard

Columbia Symphony Orchestra

Montreal String Quartet

Gould, Glenn

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Pianists

Genre: Chamber Music; Concerto

Period: Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111341

Barcode: 747313334124

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Physical Release: 09/2009

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