Beethoven Complete Concertos

Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Chuchro - Beethoven: Concertos (2012)

Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Chuchro - Beethoven: Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 04:41:49 | 1,34 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 4107-2

Following the collections of symphonies (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kletzki, SU 4051-2) and violin sonatas (Suk, Panenka, SU 4077-2), Supraphon is now releasing the complete Beethoven concertante pieces. All of them (including the Triple Concerto and the genre-unique Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra) came into being within a mere sixteen years, between 1793 and 1809. Although Beethoven deemed the piano "an imperfect instrument", his five piano concertos form one of the cornerstones of his oeuvre and represent a significant landmark in this genre.
Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Fidelio (2010) 9CD Box Set

Simon Rattle - Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Fidelio (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.49 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.42 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 4 57573 2 7 | Time: 09:56:50

The Beethoven set includes the first two piano concertos (No. 1 in two versions, one with cadenzas supplied by Glenn Gould) together with Beethoven’s only completed opera in its final version: Fidelio. He always had a strong and fervent view of freedom and its resonance still rings true today nearly two hundred years since its first performance.
Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2017)

Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet| 73:34 min | 260 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Romantic

Lars Vogt continues his Ondine recordings with a new cycle of Beethovens Piano Concertos. Conducting the Royal Nothern Sinfonia from the keyboard Lars Vogt shows the brilliance and the beauty of these two majestic works of the classic piano concerto literature. Beethoven made an early reputation for himself as a keyboard player. Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 feature two opposite sides in Beethovens career: the 1st concerto is a masterpiece by a young composer in his 20s who is already looking into new dimensions of musical expression.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5 (2008) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5 (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 103:14 minutes | 3.69 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Though pianist Artur Pizarro's performances of the solo parts in Beethoven's Third, Fourth, and Fifth piano concertos are consistently superlative, it's not too much to say that the real draw here is not the soloist but the accompanists. Because as fine as Pizarro's virtuoso playing is, Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra turn in performances of such force, sensitivity, and balance that they may well be the finest accompaniments for these concertos ever recorded. Pizarro is a strong and supple soloist whose dramatic account on the Third Concerto, lyrical reading of the Fourth Concerto, and imperious elucidation of the Fifth Concerto show his firm grasp of the music's escalating rhetoric.
Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5 (2017)

Lars Vogt & Royal Northern Sinfonia - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 73:34 min | 170 MB
Label: Ondine | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

Lars Vogt continues his Ondine recordings with a new cycle of Beethovens Piano Concertos. Conducting the Royal Northern Sinfonia from the keyboard, Lars Vogt shows the brilliance and the beauty of these two majestic works of the classic piano concerto literature.
Beethoven - Complete Symphonies (Philadelphia, Muti) (1998) (6CD Box Set) {EMI}

Beethoven - Complete Symphonies (Philadelphia, Muti) (1998) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1608 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 950 mb
Classical | Label: EMI - 5 72923 2

"Muti's Beethoven Fifth is fleet, fluid, and transparent. He shows his usual attention to details, and offers many individual touches. I especially enjoyed the horn crescendo in bar 34 of the Allegro con brio. It's not indicated in my ancient Eulenberg score but makes perfect sense in its context. …Muti achieves a clarity and rhythmic definition found only in the finest interpretations…The playing of the Philadelphia Orchestra is nothing short of spectacular. The fast string triplets from measure 132 in the final movement are not only accurate but beautifully played with full tone.
Yevgeny Sudbin - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yevgeny Sudbin - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:16 minutes | 996 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On two previous discs, Yevgeny Sudbin and Osmo Vänskä have released Beethoven’s three last piano concertos to critical acclaim. Distinctions include Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and top marks from the Italian magazine Musica and the German website Klassik-Heute.de, and performances have been described as ‘electrifying’ (classicfm.com), ‘absolutely stunning’ (Fanfare) and ‘a Beethoven experience you will not want to miss’ (ClassicsToday.com). For the final disc in their cycle, Sudbin and Vänskä have travelled to Helsinki to team up with Tapiola Sinfonietta, one of the top Nordic ensembles, and well suited for these earlier and more classical of Beethoven’s concertos.
BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.2 & 4 (2002) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

BBC Symphony Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No.2 & 4 (2002)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 4.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.08GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.09GB + 5% Recovery

This particular recording has been a favourite of mine since its initial release nearly 30 years ago. Stephen Kovacevich (or Bishop-Kovacevich. if you prefer) appeals as 1 of those pianists whose playing is rather forthright & precise, giving us here a rather lyrical presentation of the concerti full of grace & good demeanor. A little on the light side compared to those who pound out their Beethovens some would think.
Khatia Buniatishvili, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Liszt & Beethoven - Piano Concertos (2015)

Khatia Buniatishvili, Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Liszt & Beethoven - Piano Concertos (2015)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 00:56:08 | 137 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Sony Classical in cooperation with Paramax Films and Dolby releases the world premiere of the first classical concert on video mixed in the new sound technology of Dolby Atmos®. Captured by Paramax Films in the orchestra’s home city of Tel Aviv in July 2015, Khatia Buniatishvili and Zubin Mehta unite in a concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at its resident venue of Charles Bronfman Auditorium. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, last-named with Dolby Atmos technology, the legendary conductor and the 2016 ECHO Klassik Award winning pianist showcase a performance of the piano’s most famous orchestral repertoire; Beethoven’s infectious and virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 1. and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with its waves of sound and grandiose third movement. Last concerto proven to be “a superb showpiece for Buniatishvili, whose technical prowess, theatrical manner and innate glamour mark her out as a natural Liszt interpreter” writes the Guardian.
Pierre Fouchenneret and Romain Descharmes - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (2016)

Pierre Fouchenneret and Romain Descharmes - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Piano & Violin (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 03:56:50 | 544MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Aparté

The ten Sonatas for piano and violin (for it is under this singular appellation that they were originally published) date from the first maturity of Beethoven; 1798 to 1803 for the first nine, 1812 for the last. A surprising design - no doubt a publisher's affair, which did not want to frighten the amateur violinists - for most of which are genuine double concertos without orchestra, especially the sonata "A Kreutzer" (originally designed for violinist George Bridgetower With whom Beethoven sintered shortly afterwards, and then dedicated to Rodolphe Kreutzer, who found it unintelligible … the hazards of history which gives to a masterpiece the name of an obscure personage who certainly does not deserve it!) Of which we know The squarely symphonic amplitude.