Chris Onions

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (98 of 112)
Location: Wolverhampton
 

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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.4 & 5 ~ Wilhelm Kempff
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Beethoven's piano concertos are all masterpieces. It is only 4 & 5 that really break the Mozartian mould but all five are wonderful pieces of music in their own right. The early ones do sound rather like Mozart. So what. Is this a bad thing? We don't criticise Mozart for sounding like Mozart.

Although 5 is the grandest and probably still the most popular, my personal favourites are 3 & 4

The versions discussed are all good versions, by first-class pianists with excellent conductors and orchestras, which will undoubtedly give lots of listening pleasure.

I got to know Beethoven's piano concertos via Wilhelm Kempff's stereo cycle and via Stephen… Read more
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 4 ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 3 & 4 ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Beethoven's piano concertos are all masterpieces. It is only 4 & 5 that really break the Mozartian mould but all five are wonderful pieces of music in their own right. The early ones do sound rather like Mozart. So what. Is this a bad thing? We don't criticise Mozart for sounding like Mozart.

Although 5 is the grandest and probably still the most popular, my personal favourites are 3 & 4

The versions discussed are all good versions, by first-class pianists with excellent conductors and orchestras, which will undoubtedly give lots of listening pleasure.

I got to know Beethoven's piano concertos via Wilhelm Kempff's stereo cycle and via Stephen… Read more
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 & 2 ~ Bernard Haitink Murray &hellip
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 & 2 ~ Bernard Haitink Murray Perahia Concertgebouw Orchestra
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sparkle and drama, 5 Mar 2009
Beethoven's piano concertos are all masterpieces. It is only 4 & 5 that really break the Mozartian mould but all five are wonderful pieces of music in their own right. The early ones do sound rather like Mozart. So what. Is this a bad thing? We don't criticise Mozart for sounding like Mozart.

Although 5 is the grandest and probably still the most popular, my personal favourites are 3 & 4

The versions discussed are all good versions, by first-class pianists with excellent conductors and orchestras, which will undoubtedly give lots of listening pleasure.

I got to know Beethoven's piano concertos via Wilhelm Kempff's stereo cycle and via Stephen… Read more

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