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BEETHOVEN

8 Concerti

 

ELIANE RODRIGUES piano

 

OVERVIEW

 

In this stunning tour through the concerti of Beethoven’s early and middle periods, pianist Eliane Rodrigues captivates her listeners with graceful keyboard virtuosity, accompanied by the renowned St. Petersburg State Orchestra, Maestro Walter Proost at the podium.

 

The technicality is so precise, the performance so true to period, that one might think the composer himself was at the piano. The album includes Beethoven’s five finished piano concertos, including the popular No. 5, “Emperor,” and No. 2, for which Rodrigues prepared her own masterful cadenza. Also included is Op. 61a, a piano transcription Beethoven arranged of his treasured Violin Concerto; and Op. 56 “Triple,” with cellist Luc Tooten, and violinist Chingiz Osmanov. An incredible bonus for the listener is the inclusion of Beethoven’s Op. 80, “Choral Fantasy” for piano, orchestra, vocal soloists, and choir—in this case, the Choir of St. Petersburg Institute of Culture, prepared by Sergey Yekimov—widely thought to be a precursor to his Symphony No. 9, “the Choral”.

 

Rodrigues’ ingenious assimilation with the orchestra is what drives this album. The collaboration of the two is seamless and blesses the listener with a fresh experience of these eternal Beethoven works.

 

Eliane Rodrigues has been performing piano concertos since childhood, with her first televised concerto performance at age 6. She currently has over 60 ready-to-perform concertos in her repertoire. Rodrigues is a celebrated conductor, composer, and is currently in residence as a professor at Conservatory of Antwerp.

 

 

CREDITS

 

Photography Ernest Smeets

 

Executive Producer Bob Lord

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Chris Robinson

Audio Director Jeff LeRoy

Engineering Manager Lucas Paquette

Design & Marketing Director Brett Picknell

Design Emily Roulo

 

 

ALSO ON

 

NOTTURNO (nv6123)

Eliane Rodrigues

Release Date: December 1, 2017

Catalog #: NV6138

 

 

TRACK LISTING

 

DISC 1

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Piano concerto 2 in Bb Op. 19

Piano concerto 1 in C Op. 15

 

Eliane Rodrigues

St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra

Walter Proost

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 -1827)

 

Piano concerto 2 in Bb Op. 19

1 Allegro con brio 13:05

2 Adagio 09:07

3 Rondo. Molto allegro 05:48

cadenza Eliane Rodrigues

 

Piano concerto 1 in C Op. 15

4 Allegro con brio 17:56

5  Largo 10:44

6  Rondo. Allegro Scherzando 09:04

cadenza3 Ludwig van Beethoven

 

 

DISC 2

 

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

Piano concerto 3 in c Op. 37

Concerto for piano, violin and cello in C Op. 56 ‘triple’

 

Eliane Rodrigues

St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra

Walter Proost

Chingiz Osmanov, violin; Luc Tooten, cello

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 -1827)

 

Piano concerto 3 in c Op. 37

1 Allegro con brio 18:03

2 Largo  10:50

3 Rondo. Allegro 09:01

cadenza1 Ludwig van Beethoven

 

Concerto for piano, violin and cello in C Op. 56 ‘triple’

4 Allegro 18:18

5 Largo - attacca: 05:27

6 rondo alla Polacca 13:50

cadenza Ludwig van Beethoven

 

DISC 3

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Piano concerto 4 in G Op. 58

Piano concerto 5 in E Op. 73

 

Eliane Rodrigues

St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra

Walter Proost

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 -1827)

 

Piano concerto 4 in G Op. 58

1 Allegro moderato 20:20

2 Andante con moto 06:05

3 Rondo. Vivace 10:33

cadenza1 Ludwig van Beethoven

 

Piano concerto 5 in E Op.73

4 Allegro 20:24

5 Adagio un poco mosso - attacca 07:39

6 Rondo. allegro 10:21

cadenza Ludwig van Beethoven

 

DISC 4

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Piano concerto in D Op. 61a ‘violin’

Fantasy in c for piano, chorus and orchestra Op. 80

 

Eliane Rodrigues

St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra

Walter Proost

Choir of the St Petersburg Institute of Culture

 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770 -1827)

 

Piano concerto in D Op. 61a ‘violin’

1 Allegro ma non troppo 24:05

2 Larghetto 11:08

3 Rondo. Allegro 10:50

cadenza Ludwig van Beethoven

 

Fantasy in c for piano, chorus and orchestra Op. 80

4 Adagio 03:03

5 Finale. Allegro 11:32

6 Allegretto, ma non troppo, quasi andante

con moto (choir) 04:16

cadenza Ludwig van Beethoven

 

 

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