Performing Beethoven – what it feels like to embody a master on today’s stage

Scott Davie, Australian National University In a series marking the 250th year of his birth, we analyse the brilliance of Ludwig van Beethoven. When Beethoven died in 1827, thousands of pages of highly notated music were bequeathed to posterity. Yet unlike arts such as painting and sculpture, which communicate directly from the artist to the […]

Beethoven – All Piano Concertos (1-5) – Murray Perahia

Accompanied by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the American concert pianist and conductor Murray Perahia performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s all piano concertos (1-5). Conductor: Neville Marriner.

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 (Mitsuko Uchida)

Accompanied by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Japan-born (naturalized in Britain) classical pianist Mitsuko Uchida performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. Conductor: Mariss Jansons. Recorded during the BBC Proms 2013 in London.

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 (Zimerman, Vienna Philharmonic, Bernstein)

Accompanied by the Wiener Philharmoniker (the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Polish classical pianist Krystian Zimerman performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4 (Hélène Grimaud)

Accompanied by the Orchestre de Paris, the French classical pianist Hélène Grimaud plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach. Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in 2001 during the BBC Proms.

Beethoven – Piano Concertos 1-5 (Daniel Barenboim)

In time for his 65th birthday in 2007, Daniel Barenboim has completed a cycle of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos. Recorded live at the prestigious Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum, these recordings reflects both a very individual and special reading of Beethoven’s music and the artist’s life-long dedication to the composer. […]

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.4 (Nino Gvetadze)

Georgian classical pianist Nino Gvetadze plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58. Georgian Sinfonietta conducted by Markus Poschner.