Beethoven: Emperor Concerto; Choral Fantasia; Polonaise

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COMPOSERS: Beethoven
LABELS: RCA VICTOR Silver Seal
WORKS: Emperor Concerto; Choral Fantasia; Polonaise
PERFORMER: Emanuel Ax (piano); RPO/André Previn; New York PO/Zubin Mehta
CATALOGUE NO: 09026 61213-2 DDD (1986, 1983, 1980)
Ax produces performances of concentration and fine musicianship in the three pieces recorded here. In the Emperor, with Previn and the RPO, the balance is excellently judged. In the Choral Fantasia the ‘ live’ recording sound has some fuzzy edges, but Ax’s performance, solidly supported by Mehta and the New York Philharmonic and Chorus, is well worth sampling. Nicholas Rast

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