Hannes Minnaar / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 3
- Type SACD
- Label Challenge Classics
- UPC 0608917271522
- Catalog number CC 72715
- Release date 02 June 2017
About the album
Of course you have spotted it already: the new 3-cd box with the complete piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven performed by pianist Hannes Minnaar, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jan Willem de Vriend. The only thing that was missing, after the first two albums in this series, was the Third Piano Concerto, and now the recordings are complete and put together in a fine box, but the concerto is also available separately!
Because of circumstances the production of this series could not be completed as was intended. That is why this could not be produced as a full cd with the concerto plus additional music to complete it, but rather only the missing piano concerto could be recorded. This way the set was indeed completed as was the intention and is now available in one box. This was the wish of orchestra, soloist, conductor and record company: to be able to complete the cycle and offer it to the music lover as a full series.
But, since there are music lovers among you that have already bought the other two volumes and do not want to purchase the whole box to be able to hear and enjoy the third and last volume, there is a possiblity to buy the album with only the Third Piano Concerto. It is available as a 'limited edition' and can only be purchased on the website of Challenge Classics for a special prize of € 12,95 (with a smaller booklet)
And also digitally via Itunes
We hope you enjoy the Third Piano Concerto, which completes this beautiful Beethoven series!
The Edison Nominations have been announced. Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar has been nominated for the Edison Audience Award with his Gabriel Faure album. You can vote for this album: here Furthermore horn player Rob van de Laar has been nominated in the Category ' The Debut' with his album 'Heartfelt' and conductor James Gaffigan and the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Category 'The Orchestra' for the album with Prokofiev's Symphonies 1 & ...