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James A. Altena
Fanfare, May 2019

I would prefer this rendition over the studio account with Rosbaud because of the very special chemistry that Casadesus has with Sargent.

…The BBC Symphony under Sargent’s inspired leadership steals a march on the Royal Philharmonic under Beecham. © 2019 Fanfare Read complete review



Alan Becker
American Record Guide, March 2019

Concerto 5, here with Malcolm Sargent, gets the same muscular treatment, one I am more attuned to given the nature of the piece. Both are well recorded…

This will join an already overflowing Beethoven collection without hesitation and will be a frequent choice when I listen to these concertos. Casadesus performs his own stylistically apropos cadenzas as well. © 2019 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Rob Cowan
Gramophone, December 2018

Top dollar for me is a Robert Casadesus coupling of Beethoven’s Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos, the former with Thomas Beecham conducting the Royal Philharmonic, the latter with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Malcolm Sargent. Aside from cleanly articulated, pellucid playing and impeccable taste, Casadesus’s Fourth features one of the most memorable accounts of the central Andante con moto that I’ve heaver heard, Beecham cueing weighty, godlike declamations from the orchestra, Casadesus responding peacefully, prayerfully and with poetic eloquence. Elsewhere his playing is precise and finely tooled, even at speed. He plays his own cadenzas. © 2018 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone





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