Content:

Ludwig van Beethoven

Complete Piano Concertos



Artists:
Tapiola Sinfonietta
Olli Mustonen, piano

Genres:
Instrumental
Orchestral

Features:

Sleeve notes in English

Format:
CD

Released:
May 2020

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1359-2T

EAN/UPC Code:
0761195135921

Track listing

CD 1 61:45
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 33:19
1 I. Allegro con brio (Cadenza: Olli Mustonen) 14:30
2 II. Largo 9:34
3 III. Rondo Allegro (Cadenza: Olli Mustonen) 9:15
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 19 28:12
4 I. Allegro con brio 14:02
5 II. Adagio 7:28
6 III. Rondo Allegro molto 6:42


CD 2 74:30
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 34:52
1 I. Allegro con brio 17:16
2 II. Largo 8:45
3 III. Rondo. Allegro 8:50
Concerto for piano and orchestra in D major, Op. 61a (arranged by the composer from the Violin Concerto) 39:26
4 I. Allegro ma non troppo 22:05
5 II. Larghetto 7:59
6 III. Rondo. Vivace 9:31


CD 3 72:30
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 32:31
1 I. Allegro moderato 18:14
2 II. Andante con moto 4:45
3 III. Rondo. Vivace 9:31
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" 39:57
4 I. Allegro 21:10
5 II. Adagio un poco mosso 7:23
6 III. Rondo.Allegro 11:21



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Complete description

Ondine celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary of birth by re-issuing Olli Mustonen’s Beethoven cycle with the Tapiola Sinfonietta. The three volumes were originally released in three separate volumes in 2007-9 as ODE 1099-5, ODE 1123-5, and ODE 1146-5.

 

Mustonen, described by The Sunday Times as “living dream of pianism”, is known for delivering fresh and visionary approach to standard works – this is evident in these masterful recordings of Beethoven’s concertos. Mustonen is a particularly fitting exponent for Beethoven’s music as the composer himself was also both visionary and revolutionary in his approach to tradition. The recording of Piano Concerto No. 1 includes Mustonen’s own candenzas. Beethoven’s own Piano Concerto arrangement of his Violin Concerto is also featured – one of Mustonen’s signature pieces.

 

Pianist Olli Mustonen has worked with most of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and The Royal Concertgebouw, partnering conductors such as Ashkenazy, Barenboim, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Harnoncourt, Masur and Nagano. As a recitalist, he plays in all the significant musical capitals, including Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg, Wigmore Hall, Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Symphony Center Chicago, New York Zankel Hall and Sydney Opera House. His many albums for Ondine include Respighi’s Concerto in modo Misolidio with Sakari Oramo and the Finnish Radio Symphony and a critically acclaimed disc of Scriabin’s solo piano music.

 

The Tapiola Sinfonietta (Espoo City Orchestra), founded in 1987, specialises in the Viennese-Classical repertoire. 20th century modern classics and new music premières also make up an important part of the orchestra’s programme. The Tapiola Sinfonietta regularly performs with eminent Finnish and international soloists and conductors. The orchestra’s discography includes over 70 recordings.