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Spiros Makris's Blog – June 2012 Archive (2)

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Beethoven

Beethoven's symphonies are propably of the most performed. Given this range of recordings it would seem easy to find the ONE, that with which you agree the most, which you believe has captured the essense of the piece as much as possible. Yet, it is trully hard. Don't get me wrong, there are wonderfull performances out there. But Gardiner and his Revolutionary orchestra just struck me from the very first moment. 

I was listening to the web radio of a USA station and I hear "and next…


Added by Spiros Makris on June 29, 2012 at 8:25pm — 4 Comments

Arthur Rubinstein - Beethoven Piano Concerto no.5, "emperor"


There are some recordings that amaze me.
Usually I would not choose a Rubinstein performance for a Beethoven piece-don't get me wrong, I love Rubinstein. When he plays Chopin. He has that "over-romantic" touch and aesthetic that I think does not fit to Beethoven. 

But this recording is a whole other story.

Added by Spiros Makris on June 13, 2012 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

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