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In Reply to: RE: I can't get enough of Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4 posted by Jay Buridan on July 06, 2017 at 07:18:46
Hans Richter-Haaser/István Kertész/Philharmonia:1960
Moravec/Turnovsky/Vienna Symphony :1963
I don't have your Arrau/Davis, but I have a 1964 recording with Haitink.A bit too timid and gentle for my taste.
I have the Arrau/Haitink version, as well. It's very fine, e.g., Arrau's passage work is cleaner in the (to me) all-important bar 4. But otherwise, I prefer the Dresden orchestra and acoustics.
Also, I purchased Maria-João Pires' recording with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding. It didn't grab me, but I plan to give it several more auditions.
Meanwhile, Brendel?Rattle got no shiggy to it IMHO, but I plan to listen to Brendel's other recordings of the 4th. I prefer a not-too-cerebral approach to this work, though.
Can't speak to her Beethoven No. 4 but did hear her perform the Beethoven No. 3 live at Davies Hall last year, with San Francisco Symphony Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt on the podium.
See review linked below which just about covers it.
I do have an old copy of Brendel/Wallberg/Vienna Pro Musica (1963) Right after Serkin/Toscanini set, this soudns so *normal* but gone are the sense of fun and adventure. This is your usual *respectable* Beethoven with a polished elegance.
I know he made a complete PC recording with Levine/CSO & Rattle but I haven't motivated to listen to either as they aren't my fave conductors.
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