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Ultimate Piano Concertos [5 CD]

Ultimate Piano Concertos [5 CD] Lowest new price: $17.44
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No excerpts here: just complete pieces that chronicle the evolution of the piano concerto from the Viennese Classical age through the Romantic era and on into the 20th century! You'll hear dazzling performances of Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor Tchaikovsky; Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor Rachmaninov; Piano Concerto in A Minor Grieg; Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major; Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major "Emperor" Beethoven; Rondo Capriccioso for Piano in E Major Mendelssohn; Piano Concerto in A Minor Schumann; Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major; Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major Mozart, and both Chopin piano concertos.

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String Quartets Op 59 2 & 3: Razumovsky

String Quartets Op 59 2 & 3: Razumovsky Lowest new price: $11.03
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Brand: SHANGHAI QUARTET

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Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
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Release Date: 2-MAR-2004

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Beethoven: The Late String Quartets

Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Lowest new price: $28.63
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This is number three in the Takas Quartet's Complete Cycle of Beethoven, and you will love it!

Some Quartets, like the Busch, Italiano, and Talich, have come close to the inner core of these supreme masterpieces. The Takács Quartet now joins those select few. From the opening chords of the Op. 127--firmly stated, perfectly blended, just gruff enough while still sounding beautiful--you know you're in safe hands during this journey into the deepest, most timeless works in the repertory. Slow movements are always a major test here, and if the Takács doesn't surpass some of the above-mentioned groups, they are superior to their present-day peers in conveying Beethoven's deepest thinking while also attending to surface beauties. The Takács surpass the Emersons and Alban Berg Quartet(admirable as those performances are)in their interpretive insights and ensemble sound. But these masterpieces are so rich and dense that admirers need more than one version. The Takács are masters of Beethoven's quick-changing contrasts, making them sound logical, even inevitable. While their playing is full of drive and forward motion, it’s never excessively energetic or overly lean. Of course, the Grosse Fugue is included, along with Beethoven's substitute finale Opus 130 and the Opus 95 Quartet, making for three well-filled discs recorded in excellent sound. --Dan Davis

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Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D / Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D / Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor Lowest new price: $9.00
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Beethoven: Sonatas - Waldstein, Les Adieux, Appassionata

Beethoven: Sonatas - Waldstein, Les Adieux, Appassionata Lowest new price: $10.65
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Model: 1989833

Beethoven: Sonatas - Waldstein, Les Adieux, Appassionata

Emil Gilels unfailingly conveys a manly strength in his performances of Beethoven's music, with a feeling of power held in reserve. The technique is stunning, but what is truly extraordinary is the lively, leonine quality of the playing. Gilels's account of the Waldstein has the quintessential energy and gruffness one associates with the work, and his rendition of Les Adieux is among the most imaginative ever captured. --Ted Libbey

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  • Deutsche Grammophon

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, 'Emperor' /Piano Sonata No. 28 in A

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, 'Emperor' /Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Lowest new price: $10.32
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This is the stuff from which magic is made: Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73--known as the "Emperor" Concerto, heroic and powerful--performed by one of our most distinctive pianists, Hélène Grimaud. The excellent Staatskapelle Dresden is led by one of today's young stars on the podium, Vladimir Jurowski, a charismatic musical genius who was recently appointed London Philharmonic Orchestra's principal conductor. The chemistry between these musicians has the potential to create an extraordinary musical experience. On this album, the Concerto is coupled with a piano sonata out of Beethoven's late compositional phase where--noticeable in the slow movement of the concerto as well--the composer's concern for lyricism had deepened. Thus intimacy and delicacy are the features in the beautiful Piano Sonata No. 28, Op. 101 chosen by Grimaud. This project proves the modernity of Beethoven, firstly by the passionate interpretation of Grimaud and secondly by her being such an excellent communicator of her intentions and perceptions: "What makes Beethoven an extremely modern composer is this extreme vitality, the desire to never give up, and also this foreverendearing, extremely touching characteristic of the music to always strive to ascend, to really get beyond the frailties and the failures of the human condition by always looking up and trying to reconcile the top and the bottom, the vertical and the horizontal. That is still the struggle of people today--this is what makes Beethoven so timeless."

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The Most Soothing Lullabies In The Universe

The Most Soothing Lullabies In The Universe Lowest new price: $5.48
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Model: 2173196

VARIOUS - MOST SOOTHING LULLABIES IN THE UNIVERSE - 2 CD

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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis ~ Klemperer

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis ~ Klemperer Lowest new price: $5.41
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This album is part of a series of twenty must-have titles from the Warner Classics catalog, featuring their original and well-known iconic covers. 

Few musical works express man’s metaphysical aspirations more powerfully than Beethoven’s titanic Missa Solemnis. As Otto Klemperer wrote some years before making this recording, “It is enormously difficult to translate into reality a work which doesn’t take reality into account.” He had first conducted the Missa Solemnis in 1927 and it came to define the epic grandeur of his interpretative style.

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Famous Overtures - Karajan

Famous Overtures - Karajan Lowest new price: $16.63
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Piano Concertos 1-5 (The Concertos) [3 CD]

Piano Concertos 1-5  (The Concertos) [3 CD] Lowest new price: $14.07
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Brand: UCHIDA,MITSUKO
Model: 1992931

Along with her Mozart and Schubert performances, Mitsuko Uchida has won worldwide acclaim for her dynamic Beethoven recordings. She's playing a lotta Ludwig in concert these days; these 1994-98 recordings find her mastering all five of Beethoven's piano concertos as well as 32 Piano Variations in C Minor on an Original Theme . Hours of brilliant performances!

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