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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 - "Emperor"; Piano Sonata No.32 in C Minor, Op.111

Nelson Freire, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly

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Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor"  
1. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nelson Freire; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Riccardo Chailly
2. Adagio un poco mosso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nelson Freire; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Riccardo Chailly
3. Rondo (Allegro)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nelson Freire; Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Riccardo Chailly
Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111  
1. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nelson Freire
2. Arietta (Adagio molto semplice e cantabile)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nelson Freire
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Total Playing Time    61:55
"Freire loves the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and hearing them on this form one can understand why...All told it makes for a satisfying account of Beethoven's leonine work. The evident rapport between Freire and Chailly is especially evident in the superb confrontation at the climax of the first movement." - BBC Music Magazine Released to celebrate his 70th birthday, Nelson Freire presents a brand new Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle, beginning with Piano Concerto No. 5, the "Emperor" concerto. This is the first recorded collaboration between the great Brazilian pianist and Italian maestro Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester since their highly acclaimed release of the two Brahms Concertos in 2007, voted Gramophone Recording of the Year at the time. The concerto is paired alongside the C minor Piano Sonata no. 32, the composer’s last.
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