Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Rondo. Molto allegro


  • Recorded: 28th September 1968
  • Record Place: The Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum, Prague
  • First Release: 1972
  • (P) 1972 SUPRAPHON a.s.
  • Genre: Orchestral

Artists

  • music by: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • piano: Jan Panenka
  • conductor: Václav Smetáček
  • musical group: Prague Symphony Orchestra

Album

Josef Suk, Jan Panenka, Josef Chuchro

Beethoven: Complete Concertos

Catalogue Number: SU 4107-2
Published: 7th September 2012
Genre: Orchestral
Format: 4 CD
Piano Concertos No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19, No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, No. 5 in E flat major, "Emperor", Op. 73; Fantasia in C minor for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 80
Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra in C major, Op. 56,
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61; Romance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40, and No. 2 in F major, Op. 50

Josef Suk - violin, Jan Panenka - piano, Josef Chuchro - cello
Prague Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Václav Smetáček
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductors: Franz Konwitschny, Kurt Masur


Following the collections of symphonies (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kletzki, SU 4051-2) and violin sonatas (Suk, Panenka, SU 4077-2), Supraphon is now releasing the complete Beethoven concertante pieces. All of them (including the Triple Concerto and the genre-unique Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra) came into being within a mere sixteen years, between 1793 and 1809. Although Beethoven deemed the piano "an imperfect instrument", his five piano concertos form one of the cornerstones of his oeuvre and represent a significant landmark in this genre. Amidst the innumerable recordings made, Panenka's singular take on Beethoven stands out and astonishes owing to the sheer exuberance of articulation, purity of style and lucidity of tone. In 1962, the famous violin concerto was undertaken by Josef Suk with his characteristically masterful musicality. Under Kurt Masur, the Triple Concerto was performed by the entire Suk Trio and the three superlative soloists, possessing abundant chamber experience, proved to be the ideal interpreters of the "Grand Concerto Concertant". Beethoven recordings fully deserving of the oft-used attribute "legendary".

Panenka - Suk - Chuchro and their Beethoven: playful, replete with emotion, naturally beautiful.

CD 1

Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
1.
Allegro con brio 14:14
2.
Largo 10:21
3.
Rondo. Allegro scherzando 09:23
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
4.
Allegro con brio 14:38
5.
Largo 09:49
6.
Rondo. Allegro 09:08

CD 2

Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
1.
Allegro con brio 13:15
2.
Adagio 08:51
3.
Rondo. Molto allegro 06:31
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
4.
Allegro moderato 15:27
5.
Andante con moto (attaca) 04:57
6.
Rondo. Vivace 09:07
Ludwig van Beethoven
7.
Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80 19:06

CD 3

Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major Emperor, Op. 73
1.
Allegro 19:47
2.
Adagio un poco mosso (attaca) 08:07
3.
Rondo. Allegro (attaca) 10:52
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra in C major, Op. 56
4.
Allegro 17:00
5.
Largo 05:22
6.
Rondo alla polacca 12:48

CD 4

Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61
1.
Allegro ma non troppo 24:49
2.
Larghetto (attaca) 11:27
3.
Rondo. Allegro (attaca) 09:44
Ludwig van Beethoven
4.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op. 40 07:40
Ludwig van Beethoven
5.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50 09:08