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Reviews: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 4 - Ikuyo Nakamichi, Paavo Järvi

Reviews: 2

Site review by Adrian Cue August 8, 2012
Performance:   Sonics:  
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Review by dist1610 May 23, 2012 (9 of 10 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
MY Review in German (cause I'm from Austria)
Vorab: Diese Aufnahme wurde in Deutschland aufgenommen. Der Klang und die künstlerische Ausführung sind ausgezeichnet. Järvi und Nakamichi sind bestens aufeinander abgestimmt. Auch die lyrischen Stellen im 1./2. Klavierkonzert kommen hier nicht zu kurz. Anderseits bietet die Aufnahme auch Ansätze historischer Aufführungspraxis. Das Orchester ist sehr detailreich aufgenommen. Manchmal erinnert mich die Aufnahme auch an die Einspielung von Alfred Brendel/Sir Simon Rattle und den Wiener Philharmonikern. Järvi versteht es gut Details hörbar zu machen, die man nicht bei jeder Aufnahme findet. Besonders gelungen finde ich den 2. Satz des 2. Klavierkonzerts. Aufnahmen stammen aus dem Jahre 2006.
Now I try to write the review in English:
First of all, the concerts were recorded in Germany (but not available in Germany, Austria, Europe?). The Perfomance of the concerts are excellent. I have already about 20 versions of these concerts, so I couldn't hardly imagine that this would be a recording, which could add a new light in interpretation. But I was deeply surprised, that Järvi/Nakamichi could do so. The Recording offers a (very) lyrical approach in the 2nd movements of concertos No.1 + 2.Nakamichi gets enough time to develope the concerts in the lyrical movments. On the other side, Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie play in a "period-instrument" style.
Will say: The tempis are swift, but not exaggerated.
In this way the orchestra sounds very detailed. The stereo sonic is a five star rating, the perfomance too. I can't hear multichannel.
I think, this SACD will become one of my favourite recording of these concerts.
Concert No.4 is in the same league.
I enjoyed these 2 Disc. It makes enormous fun to listen these 3 concertos.
Highly recommandable.
dietmar

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