Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5
Reed Tetzloff, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Paweł Kapuła
AP364 - 1CD - 73' - May 24, 2024

Although Beethoven is often regarded as the revolutionary composer par excellence, Reed Tetzloff sets out here to highlight his above all 'evolutionary' musical approach. 

This first volume in a projected complete recording of Beethoven’s concertos brings together his last two concerted works for piano – works that, like the Eroica Symphony or the Razumovsky Quartets, were to revolutionise the genre they represent.

With the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under Pawel Kapula, Reed Tetzloff gives a fine account of these two very expressive compositions, the introspective and reflective Fourth Concerto and the epic Fifth (“Emperor”) Concerto, representing as it were two different facets of the Romantic hero. These two ground-breaking works took drama to a hitherto unprecedented level.


Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major op. 58
1. I. Allegro moderato
2. II. Andante con moto
3. III. Rondo. Vivace

Cadenzas: Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major op. 73
4. I. Allegro
5. II. Adagio un poco moto
6. III. Rondo. Allegro, ma non troppo

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