Beethoven Complete Concertos

Paul Lewis, BBC Symphony, Jiri Belohlavek - Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos (2010) [24-bit/44,1kHz]

Paul Lewis, BBC Symphony, Jiří Bělohlávek - Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 176:08 minutes | 1,61 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

His complete set of the Beethoven sonatas enjoyed extraordinary acclaim in the UK, culminating in the prestigious ‘Recording of the Year' award from Gramophone magazine for the fourth volume in 2008. Encouraged by what has now become a worldwide success, Paul Lewis has chosen to turn his attention to the five piano concertos with these distinguished partners. Recorded between July 2009 and March 2010, these interpretations paint a portrait of Beethoven full of light and shade. With this three-disc album of Beethoven’s piano concertos Paul Lewis complements his earlier set of the 32 sonatas and also his appearances at the Proms this summer where for the first time all five concertos will be played by a single artist. So may I say at once that Harmonia Mundi’s eagerly awaited set is a superlative achievement and that Lewis’s partnership with Jirí Belohlávek is an ideal match of musical feeling, vigour and refinement.
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.
Emil Gilels, New Philharmonia, Sir Adrian Boult - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (2011)
Emil Gilels, piano; New Philharmonia Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: ICA Classics, BBC Worldwide | # ICAC 5000 | 01:10:24

Emil Gilels, along with fellow Russian artists, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich represented four of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. These live performances from London's Royal Festival Hall in 1967 capture Gilels at his best playing in front of an audience away from the confines of the studio. William Mann in the Times wrote after the concert of Concerto No.3, "For all his truly Beethovian brio in the first movement, Gilels never allowed this to get the better of the clarity and firmness of his phraseology, indeed his opening was like chiselled stone. There was immense dignity in the Largo and in the Rondo, taken at what I thought to be exactly the right speed, came across with remarkable vivacity". These archive recordings in stereo are extremely rare and have never been issued before.
Till Fellner, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2010) (Repost)

Till Fellner, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5 (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 72:40 | 266 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | Catalog: 001397502

As Austrian pianist Till Fellner has aged, his performance style has naturally matured. This CD of Beethoven's Fourth and Fifth piano concertos shows Fellner is still impetuous but more commanding, still virtuosic but less demonstrative, and still playful but less prankish and more thoughtful. His touch is generally light, as in the Fourth's airy closing Vivace, and often legato, as in the Fifth's lyrical central Adagio, but he displays plenty of power in the Fourth's dramatic Andante and the Fifth's mighty opening flourish.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos WoO4 & No.2 (2009)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos WoO4 & No.2 (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:34 | 288 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1792

Ronald Brautigam releases his second disc of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos – this time offering a youthfully fresh Concerto No. 2 which was actually conceived long before the First Piano Concerto. The programme also includes two rarities: the Piano Concerto in E flat major, WoO4, sometimes referred to as Beethoven’s ‘Concerto No.0’, and the Rondo in B flat major, WoO6, composed during the long period of composition of Concerto No.2 and probably at one stage intended as the finale of this work.
Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008) (Repost)

Ronald Brautigam, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Parrott - Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 3 (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:16 | 304 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: SACD-1692

As smooth and delicious a performance of Beethoven's First Piano Concerto as has been released since the turn of the century, Ronald Brautigam's account of the work with Andrew Parrott and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra compares with Richter's for sparkle, with Pollini's for cleverness, and with Michelangeli's for liveliness. Brautigam's opening Allegro con brio has velocity and control, his central Largo expressivity and refinement, and his closing Rondo wit and whimsy.
Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs
Xavier Phillips (cello); François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 532 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Classics | # EVCD015 | Time: 02:11:52

Act III of François-Frédéric Guy's Beethoven Project. On the programme: Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano with cellist Xavier Phillips, recorded by Nicolas Bartholomée at the Arsenal in Metz. In 2008 Guy embarked on a major Beethoven project that has included recording and performing in concert all 32 Beethoven Sonatas and the 5 Piano Concertos. Guy is a dedicated chamber musician and he regularly performs Beethoven’s chamber music for strings and piano as well, with Tedi Papavrami and Xavier Phillips. As part of the Beethoven project, Guy has performed the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas in Washington, Paris, Monaco and recently at the Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André (August 2013). Born in Paris, Xavier Phillips started playing the cello at the age of 6. His encounter with Mstislav Rostropovitch proved especially fruitful since it marked the beginning of a long collaboration during which Xavier Phillips received the guidance and encouragement of the master cellist.
Yevgeny Sudbin, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Osmo Vanska - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (2017)
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano; Tapiola Sinfonietta; Osmo Vänskä conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2078 | Time: 01:03:19

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 the 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. Of the two, the one we now know as the Second was actually begun several years before Concerto No. 1, and indeed even before Beethoven left Bonn for Vienna. During the following decade, Beethoven returned to the score repeatedly and made substantial revisions – including composing a new final movement – and ultimately the C major concerto reached publication first.
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.
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.