Some of the most poetic readings of these concertos. Lupu and Mehta bring freshness and vitality to No. 1 while No. 4 receives one of its most lucid readings on record with its famous opening, phrased with perhaps unequalled beauty.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Radu Lupu, piano
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
‘sparkle and sensitivity’ Penguin Guide to CDs (2000 Yearbook)