The Complete Piano Concertos
Label: CHALLENGE CLASSICS
Catalog: CC 72972
Format: COMPACT DISC
Hannes Minnaar The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Despite the very large number of recordings already made of this musical corpus, Minnaar and de Vriend have proved that they have something new and totally their own to say about this collection of masterpieces. And it is indeed the peculiar blend of sheer energy and esprit de finesse that can be identified as the distinctive brand or these recordings. Gramophone: "a Beethoven cycle [which] is a bold move, but one that pays off in all sorts of ways"