Conductor – Seiji Ozawa. Orchestra – Boston Symphony Orchestra. Piano – Rudolf Serkin. Other (Inner Ring Text): MADE BY MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC IND. CO. LTD. Technics. Matrix, Runout: TEL CD-80063 4.
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 "choral" Fantasy Rudolf Serkin, Piano Seiji Ozawa Boston Symphony Orchestra John Oliver. Rudolf Serkin was not exactly a youth when he recorded this disc in 1983, and he certainly does bring a lifetime of experience at the piano to the performances. There are deep insights here, and evidence of deep understanding of Beethoven's third concerto, aplenty, and much of the phrasing, shading and nuancing is absolutely wonderful - if some of the passages are a tad rough and ramshackle it is easy to forgive it. What is not so easy to overlook is the absence of fire and passion.
The Piano Concerto No. 5 in E♭ major, Op. 73, by Ludwig van Beethoven, popularly known as the Emperor Concerto, was his last completed piano concerto. It was written between 1809 and 1811 in Vienna, and was dedicated to Archduke Rudolf, Beethoven's patron and pupil.
80 "Choral Fantasy", including "Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando (Live)", "Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19: II. Adagio (Live)", "Piano Concerto No. 19: III. Molto allegro (Live)" and many more. Songs start at USD . 9.
Release group information. Artist: Beethoven; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Rudolf Serkin.
Ludwig van Beethoven. Boston Symphony Orchestra.