Melvyn Tan, The London Classical Players, Roger Norrington - Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3 & 4 (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:33 | 237 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | Catalog: 7 49815 2
Whereas Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 is, despite its exemplary classical form, a direct descendant of Mozart's late works of the same genre (the opening theme appears to be a quotation), his No. 4 is a pioneering work full of innovation and ideas that were staggeringly different: the very fact that the first movement is introduced by the pianist playing solo instead of by an orchestral introduction is a revolution in itself and a signpost of the good things to come. The adjective that seems to describe Melvyn Tan's and Roger Norrington's recording best is 'winsome', here used in its positive meaning of 'attractive, pleasing' with a slight tinge of 'childlike-ness'.