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.


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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