5 Feb 2012 (Sun) 4 ‑ 5:20am (1 hour 20 minutes)
2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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It was to have been the culmination of Leonard Bernstein's Beethoven cycle: the recording of all five piano concertos with a leading pianist of the younger generation. What it became is an example of enlightened music-making, the document of an incredible empathy between conductor, soloist and orchestra - an empathy so strong that it overrode even the maestro's death.

In Krystian Zimerman, Bernstein had found a congenial partner. Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 5 had been recorded before the maestro's death on 14 October 1990.

Born in Zabrze, Poland, on 7 December 1956, Krystian Zimerman won the first prize in the Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1975. After expanding his repertoire and studying in London in 1980, he made a name for himself in numerous concerts and recordings as one of the most talented pianists of his generation.

這就是伯恩斯坦致力與年輕一代的優秀鋼琴家灌錄全五首貝多芬鋼琴協奏曲的紀錄。讓觀眾充分感受到一個愉悅的製作,紀錄了指揮家與獨奏家和樂團強烈的互融。齊瑪曼,伯恩斯坦變為了一對融洽的合作夥伴。

可惜, 在完成了第3,第4和第5協奏曲後,大師於1990年10月14日去世了。齊瑪曼生於1956年12月7日波蘭Zabrze市,在1975年贏得了華沙的肖邦大賽的一等獎。及後在倫敦學習擴大他的演奏曲目,更被譽為這一代最有天賦的的鋼琴家之一。

ComposerLudwig van Beethoven
TitlePiano Concerto No.4 in G major, op. 58
Length39 minutes

TitlePiano Concerto No.5 in E flat major, op. 73 "Emperor"
Length44 minutes

ConductorLeonard Bernstein
SoloistKrystian Zimerman
OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Video DirectorHumphrey Burton


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