Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Triple Concerto Bernard Haitink
- Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19:
- 1Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19: I. Allegro con brio15:00
- 2Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19: II. Adagio09:24
- 3Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19: III. Rondo. Molto allegro06:35
- Triple Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 56:
- 4Triple Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 56: I. Allegro17:39
- 5Triple Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 56: II. Largo05:02
- 6Triple Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 56: III. Rondo alla polacca13:13
- Ludwig van Beethoven:
- 7Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a (Bonus Track)14:57
Info for Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Triple Concerto
LSO Live celebrates the 90th birthday of one of the conducting world’s greats, Bernard Haitink.
Few artists have a deeper understanding of the music of Beethoven than the celebrated Dutch conductor, who is known for his mastery of the great symphonic repertoire. This album focuses on Haitink's interpretations of Beethoven's concerto writing, coupling a new recording of Piano Concerto No 2 by Maria João Pires with a virtuosic performance of the Triple Concerto by Lars Vogt, Gordan Nikolitch and Tim Hugh, which was originally made alongside Haitink's now iconic cycle of the composer's complete symphonies.
Maria Joao Pires, piano
Lars Vogt, piano
Gordan Nikolitch, violin
Tim Hugh, cello
London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor
With an international career now spanning six decades, Amsterdam-born Bernard Haitink is one of the most renowned conductors of our time. First engaged by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in 1954, Bernard Haitink began his meteoric career in 1956 at the age of just 27, when he substituted for an ailing Carlo Maria Giulini and first conducted the orchestra with whom he would enjoy a long and highly successful collaboration: the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. From 1961 to 1988 he was Music Director and Principal Conductor of the orchestra – a position he initially shared with Eugen Jochum. Other positions held by him included Music Director and Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (1967-1979), of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (1978-1988), of London's Royal Opera House Covent Garden (1988-2002) and of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2006- 2010). Bernard Haitink is “Conductor Laureate” of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, “Conductor Emeritus” of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and "Patron" of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1958 he has had a cordial working relationship with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks: the live recording of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, published on the BR-KLASSIK label, was awarded the ECHO Klassik 2013 and the “Toblacher Komponierhäuschen” prize. Bernard Haitink has been a Knight of the British Empire since 1977; in 1991 he received the “Erasmus” award, the highest cultural award of the Netherlands; and in 2007 the magazine Musical America named him “Musician of the Year”. He is a Companion of Honour of the United Kingdom and a holder of the Order of the House of Orange-Nassau.