Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Gianluca Cascioli, Ensemble Resonanz
Conductor: Riccardo Minasi
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Size: 1.35 GB
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
01. I. Allegro moderato (1808 version)
02. II. Andante con moto (1808 version)
03. III. Rondo. Vivace (1808 version)
Piano Concerto in D major, arranged by the composer after the Violin Concerto, Op. 61a
04. I. Allegro ma non troppo
05. II. Larghetto
06. III. Rondo
With Beethoven’s Piano Concertos no. 4 and op. 61a, the latter being the composer’s own transcription of his Violin Concerto, Gianluca Cascioli, Riccardo Minasi and Ensemble Resonanz present two milestones of the piano literature.
Basing their interpretation on intensive source research in the archives of the Vienna Musikverein and on handwritten notes by Beethoven, the performers suggest an alternative, more varied and virtuosic version of the piano part in Concerto no. 4.