Beethoven and the Piano

May 16, 2013, 7:00 pm

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200 years after the composition of Beethoven’s five piano concertos, they’re still the giants in the repertoire. Join us for a concerto a day, plus some of his more intimate works for the instrument.

Playlist

Episode 1

Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 2 No. 1, I & II
Perahia, p.
Sony 64397
3:55, 4:40

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell; Fleisher, p.
CBS 42445
27:28, 1:14

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13,Pathétique, I
Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 410260
8:25

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 9 in E major, Op. 14 No. 1, I
Gould, p.
Sony 51638
3:13

Episode 2

Beethoven: Sonata No. 11 in B-flat, Op. 22, III
Ohlsson, p.
Arab 6773
3:29, :56

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Concertgebouw/Wallberg; Argerich, p.
EMI 56974
:30, :25, 34:08

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No 2,Moonlight, I & III
Goode, p.
None 79328
12:28

Episode 3

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Royal Concertgebouw/ Haitink; Perahia, p.
CBS 39814
35:25, :44

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 21 in C major, Op. 53,Waldstein, I & III (excerpt)
Brendel, p.
Phil 412575
11:13, 4:07

Episode 4

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57,Appassionata, I
Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 425838
9:30

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
CSO/Levine; Brendel, p.
Phil 456045
32:13

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78, I
Pommier, p.
Apex 48994
7:40

Episode 5

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 6 in D major, Op. 61, III
Sinfonia Varsovia/Menuhin; Duchable, p.
EMI 56875
10:26

Beethoven: Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73,Emperor
Berlin Phil/Leitner; Kempff, p.
DG 447402
38:20

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 21 in C major, Op. 53,Waldstein, II
Brendel, p.
Phil 412575
3:48