Cover Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5

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Label: Aparté

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Concertos

Artist: Reed Tetzloff, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Paweł Kapuła

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58:
  • 1Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: I. Allegro moderato19:51
  • 2Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto05:35
  • 3Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: III. Rondo. Vivace09:57
  • Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73:
  • 4Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73: I. Allegro20:17
  • 5Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73: II. Adagio un poco moto07:20
  • 6Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73: III. Rondo. Allegro, ma non troppo10:05
  • Total Runtime01:13:05

Info for Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5

Although Beethoven is often regarded as the revolutionary composer par excellence, Reed Tetzloff sets out here to highlight his above all 'evolutionary' musical approach. The first volume of a complete set of Beethoven concertos, this recording brings together the last two achievements of the master's concerto work for piano that would soon revolutionise the genre, such as the Third Symphony and the Razumovsky Quartets. Reed Tetzloff, alongside the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Pawel Kapula, offers a perfect image of these two works – the introspective Fourth Concerto and the epic Fifth, like the two sides of the Romantic hero struggling against the world, taking the drama to a hitherto unequalled level.

Reed Tetzloff, piano
Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Paweł Kapuła, conductor

Reed Tetzloff
“an artist of broad musical tastes and individuality,” (South Florida Classical Review) has been hailed for his “richly communicative” performances (The Cincinnati Enquirer). He came to international attention at the XV Tchaikovsky Competition, where he was dubbed “the lyric hero of the competition.” (Сноб Magazine). He has excited audiences worldwide, ever since making his Lincoln Center concerto debut at Alice Tully Hall in 2012.

He has performed in major European venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Düsseldorf’s Kunstpalast, the Allerheiligen Hofkirche at the Munich Residenz, Prague’s Rudolfinum, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Place Flagey in Brussels, and De Singel in Antwerp, in addition to his frequent appearances across the United States. His 2023-2024 season includes a debut tour of South Korea.

Orchestral engagements include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra. He has been in residence at festivals such as the Grand Teton Music Festival, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, the Miami International Piano Festival, and the Festival de Musique de Wissembourg.

Tetzloff has received career grants from Charlotte White’s Salon de Virtuosi and from the Center for Musical Excellence, which sponsored his debut album, Sounds of Transcendence, on the Romeo Records label. Reviewing the album, Patrick Rucker in Gramophone Magazine extolled his “kaleidoscopic colors” and “fervent rapture” in music of Franck, Scriabin, and Charles Griffes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Reed Tetzloff recorded two albums for the Master Performers label; the first, featuring piano works of Robert Schumann, was released in 2021 and hailed for its ”originality and uncommon perceptiveness.” (Voix des Arts). Tetzloff’s latest release on Master Performers, Concord––produced by the Grammy-award-winning Steven Epstein––was launched on September 20, 2022 in a film at New York’s Cinema123. The recording garnered wide acclaim, including a five-star review in Fanfare Magazine which praised his "warmth and wide range of colors" in sonatas by Ives and Beethoven.

Born in Minneapolis, MN, Reed Tetzloff studied at Mannes College in New York with Pavlina Dokovska, having previously studied in his hometown with Dr. Paul Wirth. Within his first year and a half of undergraduate study at Mannes, he had won the school’s two largest awards: the Concerto Competition and the Nadia Reisenberg Competition. He also won prizes from various international competitions, including the Tbilisi International Piano Competition and the Cincinnati World Piano Competition.

Tetzloff is an acclaimed writer. Huntley Dent in Fanfare Magazine praised his essay on Schumann for how it “explores (the music’s) intricacies deeper than any other pianist I’ve heard commenting on the piece.” He is currently at work on a collection of essays.

Booklet for Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5

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