How many Brahms Piano Concerto are there?

Through his four concertos, we have a unique window into the composer’s development. They bookend his symphonic compositions, from the youthful first piano concerto through his final symphonic work, a double concerto for violin and cello.

Why is Beethoven’s Piano Concerto 5 called the emperor?

The concerto’s sobriquet “Emperor” dates from Beethoven’s time, and it is sometimes attributed to German-born English pianist and music publisher Johann Baptist Cramer, whom Beethoven reportedly regarded as the greatest pianist of the day.

What makes Beethoven’s 4th Concerto so special?

The Fourth Concerto is played here with brilliance and virtuosity; Beethoven is assured and assertive and this concerto was meant as a showcase piece. Lang Lang articulates the runs and other passage work cleanly and precisely. The slow movement is ravishing in his performance: such delicacy and restraint!

What is included in a Beethoven box set?

The box set includes a small booklet with an essay on Harnoncourt’s Beethoven, and including information on the recording venues and dates. The discs are enclosed in cardboard sleeves that have track listing on the reverse side.

Why is Beethoven’s Piano Concerto by Lang Lang so bad?

In a nutshell, while the Chinese pianist Lang Lang does an admirable job here interpreting two of Beethoven’s piano concertos, the accompanying orchestra is just terrible. It sounds underpaid and under-rehearsed, and just unresponsive and lethargic.

Where were the Beethoven symphonies recorded?

The COE and Harnoncourt performed and recorded the Beethoven symphonies included in this box set in Graz, Austria, in 1990 and 1991 (actually symphonies 1 through 8 were all recorded over a period of just a few days, June 29 through July 5, 1990, with the 9th symphony recorded the next year, in June of 1991).