It took me a while to find a performance of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto that made me want to stop looking for a better one. I prefer these Till Fellner performances, and also his recording of Beethoven's 2nd and 3rd piano concertos with Neville Marriner/ Academy of St. Martin in the fields (on Erato), to any others that I've heard. A close contender is the box set of Rudolph Serkin's live performances with Rafael Kubelik & Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra on Orfeo. I place it in second place mostl..
38 year old Austrian pianist Till Fellner ' plays with scrupulous musicianship, purity of style, and sparkling keyboard command' - so agree the critics on both sides of the ocean. He is a dashing persona in live performance, always seeming at one with the composer whose works he is performing. This recording of Beethoven's Piano Concertos # 4 and #5 in the brief time since the release of this CD has become somewhat of the current gold standard among music aficionados, so clear is his concept and so perfec..
Till Fellner (1972-) is one of the most gifted pianists of the actual scene. He proves he has personality and total conviction. His tune is admirable and his phrasing impeccable. I have watched him in video playing Mozart's 23 and the performance with the Salzburg is authoritative and fulfilling.These performances of Beethoven's Fourth and Fifth are indeed the most remarkable in the last decade. Ken Nagano at the podium is an admirable conductor, and the experience of this notable ensemble - musical inherit..