10 of the best recordings released in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary
We round up some of the best recordings of Beethoven's music from 2020
It wouldn’t be a composer anniversary without an influx of new releases. We’ve already seen (and reviewed) many notable Beethoven discs in recent issues, and there are plenty more in the offing.
Peter Hill and Benjamin Frith present the composer’s works for Piano Four Hands on Delphian.
There’s further chamber music, as Chandos releases a two-disc set of Beethoven’s late quartets, performed by the Brodsky Quartet.
Alpha Classics, meanwhile, presents all of the quartets in the hands of the Belcea Quartet.
Archiv Produktion gathers together all its Beethoven recordings by John Eliot Gardiner with his Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique – the 15-disc set includes the symphonies, concertos, a mass and a recording of Leonore.
Similar repertoire comes on Sony Classical’s ten-disc set of recordings by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.
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