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WALTER GIESEKING The first Concerto recordings Vol.2: Beethoven 4 & 5
APR5512
Volume 2
BEETHOVEN
Concerto 4 (Saxon State Orchestra/Karl Böhm)
Concerto 5 ("Emperor") (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Bruno Walter)

[In the Emperor] Gieseking offers felicitous insights into this marvellous score. His understated manner makes the elegaic slow movement the most memorable I've heard, while the finale is excitingly projected. Classic CD (UK)
[In the Fourth], the first movement is as light-textured and delicately turned as chamber music, with more light (sunlight) than shade...The sound throughout is even better than on some post-war concerto recordings, and the transfers seem immaculate. Gramophone (UK)

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