LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

FULL PIANO CONCERTO

SINFONIA VARSOVIA ORCHESTRA
FRANÇOIS-FRÉDÉRIC GUY, direction and piano

Very few pianists have recorded the full Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle twice. François-Frédéric Guy has become one of their elite number, after years of maturing a style of which he is today the complete master. He first recorded the Concertos in 2010, with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, under the baton of Philippe Jordan. Ten years later, as both soloist and conductor, he has scaled this musical cliff face again, bringing a more intimate approach, informed by the spirit of chamber music. He and the Sinfonia Varsovia know each other well and achieve perfect osmosis.

CD 1 DURÉE TOTALE − 62’15’’

CONCERTO POUR PIANO N°1 EN UT MAJEUR, OP. 15
1 Allegro con brio 17’18’’
2 Largo 8’58’’
3 Rondo. Allegro scherzando 8’53’’

CONCERTO POUR PIANO N°2 EN SI BÉMOL MAJEUR, OP. 19
4 Allegro con brio 13’31’’
5 Adagio 7’49’’
6 Rondo. Molto allegro 5’46’’

CD 2 DURÉE TOTALE − 68’36’’

CONCERTO POUR PIANO N°3 EN UT MINEUR, OP. 37
1 Allegro con brio 16’02’’
2 Largo 9’02’’
3 Rondo. Allegro – Presto 9’12’’

CONCERTO POUR PIANO N°4 EN SOL MAJEUR, OP. 58
4 Allegro moderato 19’28’’
5 Andante con moto 4’42’’
6 Rondo. Vivace 10’10’’

CD 3 DURÉE TOTALE − 37’58’’

CONCERTO POUR PIANO N°5 EN MI BÉMOL MAJEUR, OP. 73 «L’EMPEREUR»
1 Allegro 20’34’’
2 Adagio un poco moto 7’09’’
3 Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo 10’15’’