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#399657 04/19/06 03:39 PM
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going to be learning beethoven's emperor concerto, what are some things to look out for, and is there any really great recordings of it i currently have horowitz and perahai recordings is there any better?

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Serkin/Bernstein

If you can't get that one, then listen to

Serkin/Bernstein

and if that doesn't work out, listen to

Serkin/Bernstein.


Can't recomend it enough. laugh


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Reviews from Amazon.com: (just the titles)

"After over forty years, it's still the best"

"excellent remastering of two great performances--incomparable"

"The Second Best"
("Excellent. But Serkin's performance of the Emperor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Eric Leinsdorf conducting, was (in Cole Porter's phrase) the top.")

"Best Emperor that I have heard so far"

"THE BEST!"

....

"1 Star -- Serkin at his foot-stomping, insensitive worst"

[there's one in every crowd... laugh ]


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hmm i wonder if serkin/bernstein is good? ha thanks

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Give the Aimard/Harnoncourt a try


"Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time."

-Albert Camus,

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fischer/furtwängler 1951

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what about the man with the fold up chair glenn gould

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I think that the early Alfred Brendel recording is unbeatable. For that matter, I think all of his early Beethoven concerto recordings are unbeatable.


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I have the Serkin/Ozawa and its amazing. Serkin definitely has one of the better interpretations of Beethoven that I've heard.

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Katz/Barbirolli
Egorov/Sawallisch


"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley
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Has everybody forgotten the legendary Fleisher/Szell recordings? eek They are unbelievable.
PS: I'm learning this concerto, too. IMO, the most important thing to watch out for is RELAXATION, because otherwise, you won't be able to make it through even the 1st movement. Second thing is time.

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fischer/furtwängler 1951
cool

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as i learn thie peice anything i should worry about?


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