Beethoven/Angelich - Laurence Equilbey, conductor
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Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 5
Symphony No 7

It is hard to believe that Beethoven wrote his 5th Piano Concerto when he was already starting to lose his hearing. Grandiose and intimate, heroic, and powerful, complete with cannon shots, there is so much to hear in this score, penned under Bonaparte’s bombardments. This foundation stone for the Romantic concerto will be accompanied by the Seventh Symphony, a return towards a form closer to Classicism, but still strikingly Dionysian in inspiration and rhythmically elaborate. Two works on a par with the sublime.
1H45 with interval
Warner Classics – Erato recording


Nicholas Angelich, piano
Insula orchestra

Laurence Equilbey, conductor



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