Angelich, Nicholas

Beethoven Piano Concertos 4 & 5

CD
21 Sep 2018

Barcode: 0190295634179

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Other participants: Laurence Equilbey, Insula Orchestra

Nicholas Angelich plays Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos 4 and 5 on a period instrument – a Pleyel concert grand built 65 years after the composer’s death – with a team noted for historically informed performance: the Insula Orchestra and its conductor-founder Laurence Equilbey.

“I see this recording as offering something new,” says Equilbey, “respecting the musical text, and the sonorities and spirit of Beethoven’s own time, whilst also seeking the kind of atmosphere and amplitude that speak to us today.”