All piano concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven

The Beethoven Project

Sony Classical 2017

The journey of discovery in the 2016/17 season

The Luzerner Sinfonieorchester’s large-scale project with Beethoven’s five piano concertos, could be called «Beethoven key by key» , as the journey towards this unique piano cosmos took place step by step, like a voyage of discovery, throughout the entire 2016/2017 season.

The Beethoven Project
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

CD 1

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

CD 2
Overture «Coriolan» in C minor, Op. 62
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op 58
Overture «Leonore No. 1» in C major, Op. 138
Overture «Fidelio» in E major, Op. 72

CD 3
Overture «Egmont», in F minor, Op. 84
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major «Emperor», Op. 73

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester
James Gaffigan, Conductor
Oliver Schnyder, Piano

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Beethoven’s piano concertos were written over a period of about 20 years. The first, published as No. 2 in B flat major, op. 19, dates back to 1793. The second, published as No. 1 in C major, op. 15, was completed in 1800. The third was premiered in 1803 and the fourth in 1807. The fifth received its world premiere in Leipzig in 1811. The four overtures recorded here were written during a similar period of time and create atmospheric counterparts to the piano concertos.

With the kind support of Gübelin Jewellery and the Walter B. Kielholz Foundation.

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Video documentation of the Beethoven Project in the 2016/17 season.

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