London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 (2016) [DD 24bit/96kHz]

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London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 (2016) [DD 24bit/96kHz]

London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 658MB + 5% Recovery
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The Piano Concerto No. 2 is also Beethoven in classical mode, using an orchestra that would have suited a Mozart piano concerto equally well. What marks it out from other classical works of the time are the solo outbursts in each of the first two movements. In the first, a contrapuntal cadenza with exciting modulations takes us into new and more individual territory, in which the keyboard becomes absolutely the composers focus; in the second we are treated to some powerful, improvisatory solos. The last movement, a rondo with a highly rhythmic main theme in 6/8, manages to introduce a descending chromatic progression towards the end and closes with the piano oscillating rapidly between major and minor chords (a light hearted conclusion to the piece, but one which taxes every pianist). This recording was made from performances given by Maria Joao Pires under Bernard Haitink in 2013. Haitink and Pires have developed a fine working relationship over the years, notably in Beethoven, and it shows here. Pires combines delicacy and boldness, delivering an interpretation that sits happily with any other in the catalogue. Haitink creates the perfect Beethovenian accompaniment to her playing, pointed, rhythmic and witty.
Track List
01. Piano Concerto No 2 in B-flat major, Op 19 i. Allegro con brio
02. Piano Concerto No 2 in B-flat major, Op 19 ii. Adagio
03. Piano Concerto No 2 in B-flat major, Op 19 iii. Rondo - Molto allegro

musicians
Bernard Haitink - conductor
Maria Joao Pires - piano
London Symphony Orchestra

Recorded live in DSD64, 17 & 21 February 2013 at the Barbican, London

Produced by James Mallinson


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Analyzed: Ludwig van Beethoven / Piano Concerto no. 2
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -4.19 dB -23.80 dB 15:01 01-Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19: I. Allegro con brio
DR14 -5.74 dB -25.78 dB 9:25 02-Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19: II. Adagio
DR13 -5.32 dB -23.30 dB 6:30 03-Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19: III. Rondo. Molto allegro
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Number of tracks: 3
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2967 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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