Wilhelm Backhaus interprets Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Coriolan Overture and Symphonies Nos 3 & 7

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COMPOSERS: Beethoven
ALBUM TITLE: Beethoven
WORKS: Piano Concerto No. 4; Coriolan Overture; Symphonies Nos 3 & 7
PERFORMER: Wilhelm Backhaus (piano); Vienna Philharmonic/Hans Knappertsbusch
CATALOGUE NO: C 901 162 B (1954/62)


Beethoven doesn’t come any statelier than this; these performances conjure up a different world, and, with patience, one very well worth getting to know.


Michael Tanner