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“Concerto – A Beethoven Journey” DVD – Seventh Art & Piano Con. Nos. 1 & 2 – Minaar, p. – Challenge

“Concerto – A Beethoven Journey” DVD – Seventh Art & Piano Con. Nos. 1 & 2 – Minaar, p. – Challenge

“Concerto – A Beethoven Journey” (2016) Music by: Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Soloist: Leif Ove Andsnes Directed by: Phil Grabsky Genre: Documentary Studio: Seventh Art (1 DVD) [7/29/16] Video: 16:9 1080i HD color Audio: PCM Stereo Menus in English, Norwegian Subtitles: English, Norwegian No Region Code Length: 92 min. Rating: **** B01AGQZF66 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 – Hannes Minaar, piano/Netherlands Sym./Jan Willem de Vriend – Challenge Classics CC72712 multichannel SACD, 64:59 (5/06/16) ****: Two glimpses of different important series a treat for Beethoven lovers. The five piano concerti of Beethoven remain staples of the concerto repertoire and are recognized as masterpieces that bridge those of Mozart to the early Romantics; many of whom modeled their creations after those of Beethoven. These releases are both fairly recent and give us a very rewarding look into two of the finest younger Beethoven interpreters playing today. Of the two powerful and talented pianists, I was less familiar with the young Dutchman Hannes Minnaar. He is a wonderfully skilled performer and his work here with the Netherlands Symphony in the Concertos No.1 and No. 2 is of top quality, and in treatments – under maestro Jan Willem de Vriend […]