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Beethoven & Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos
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CD

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ARB 154CD ARB 154CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

2007 release. How close can we connect with the radical composer Beethoven (1770-1827)? On a timeline we find that pianist Mieczyslaw Horszowski's (1892-1993) teacher was Theodor Leschetizky (1830-1915), who had been a pupil of Beethoven's assistant Carl Czerny (1791-1857). Horszowski plays Beethoven's first piano concerto here, a work he knew for nearly 60 years by the time he offered it on this newly unearthed performance from 1958. It impresses one as definitive. Mendelssohn's concerto was written at age 13, played only for one season by Horszowski. The concluding Brahms works were Brazilian discoveries that were otherwise unrecorded by this profound artist who lived for over a century. Able to project Beethoven's language, the music goes beyond its limits as printed notes.