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The Greatest Recording Of Beethoven's Triple Concerto,
This review is from: Beethoven: Triple Concerto/Brahms: Double Concerto (Audio CD)
If you have never heard the triple concerto performed, you are in for a wonderful treat with this recording. The piece is startlingly fresh and vibrant and is truly a timeless classic that will never fade. This is undoubtedly the definitive recording and it may well rank as one of the greatest of all classical recordings. Herbert von Karajan drives the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra and soloists at a dramatic pace and yet, he still manages to extract every ounce of emotion and beauty from the work. Happily,this is the coming together of a maestro conductor, his orchestra in world-beating form, three soloists who are genuine virtuosi and a great masterpiece from Beethoven. The music and performance are sumptuos; from the exhilarating opening to the finale, you'll be enthralled and excited by this magnificent recording.
The Brahm's Double is also a beautiful piece but in this case, it has a very hard act to follow.