Volume 3 in the series with the complete orchestral works of Ludwig van Beethoven is ready from the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and its music director since 1997, Thomas Dausgaard. The piano concertos are true gems of the classical canon, as Beethoven was an expert both in the art of writing for the orchestra and himself a master pianist.
It is then in the nature of things that these concertos are forged in such a fashion as to display both compositional mastery and to exhibit what kind of magic a true wizard can do at the piano. Russian pianist Boris Beresovsky (b.1969) is such a wizard. At the age of 21 he won the Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
It is a privilege to hear how the combination Berezovsky and Dausgaard/SwCO really hit it of in this music. They are enjoying themselves, surprising each other, challenging and courteous at the same time. The sounding result speaks for itself.
The Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Dausgaard and Berezovsky are touring Germany with this repertoire 21. March — 2. April 2001.