BEETHOVEN – Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major Rondo WoO6 –

Boris Giltburg, Piano Royal Liverpool Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko NAXOS 8.574151                Recorded in Germany, 2019 Buy / Stream:

Beethoven’s first two piano concertos are both given blazing performances by Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg, with playing consistently distinguished by clarity, energy and elegance. Also included and ravishingly played by Giltburg and the ensemble is the Rondo, WoO 6, once meant by Beethoven to be the finale of his Concerto No. 2.

The finely tuned Royal Liverpool musicians and their conductor, Vasily Petrenko play like-mindedly and provide superb support to the soloist. The engineering, as is always the case with any and all Naxos releases is a first class.

**** Outstanding

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