KEMPFF Beethoven Piano Concertos, Vol. 2

"For many classical enthusiasts, Wilhelm Kempff is synonymous with Beethoven. His complete 1960s sets of the piano concertos and piano sonatas, both on Deutsche Grammophon, have been high on the list of recommended recordings for over half a century. Kempff was born in 1895, so his stereo recordings were made when he was nearly 70. Ten years earlier he set down sets of both in mono which some regard more highly...

These two fine performances are now in sound that gives the listener sheer joy and you should be ready to marvel at such musicianship. We owe a huge debt to Andrew Rose for giving us these jewels. These recordings were always special but now can be appreciated without making allowances..." - MusicWeb International on Volume One

This week we present the second instalment of Kempff's 1953 superlative Beethoven concerto recordings with the Berlin Philharmonic under Paul van Kempen, in stunning sound quality - his Piano Concerto No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 4 have simply never sounded so good!