The Beethoven Journey: Piano Concerto No. 5; Choral Fantasy - Leif Ove Andsnes (piano); Prague Philharmonic Choir (choir, chorus); Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Leif Ove Andsnes (conductor)
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  1. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73
  2. Fantasia for piano, chorus, and orchestra ("Choral Fantasy"), Op. 80
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Leif Ove Andsnes has treated his survey of the piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven as a journey of musical and historical significance, and this final CD in the series presents the Piano Concert No. 5 in E flat major (shorn of its nickname, "Emperor"), and the Choral Fantasy in C minor as a destination. It is Andsnes' position that the Fifth Piano Concerto was intended by Beethoven to be an act of defiance against Napoleon, so the work is not a glorification of imperial aims, but the opposite. Similarly, the concerto ...

The Beethoven Journey: Piano Concerto No. 5; Choral Fantasy 2014, Sony Classical

UPC: 888430588622

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