Beethoven Piano Concertos No. 4 and 5
Conductor: Osmo Vänskä
Piano: Yevgeny Sudbin
BIS SACD 1758
Release: December 2010
Piano Concerto No. 4
Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
The Swedish label BIS Records has released the Minnesota Orchestra's recording of Beethoven's final two piano concertos, the Fourth and Fifth (Emperor), conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä and featuring Russian soloist Yevgeny Sudbin at the keyboard.
Vänskä, Sudbin and the Orchestra recorded the concertos at Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall in sessions during January 2009 and June 2010. The BIS team, led by producer Rob Suff, recorded the album as a Super Audio CD (SACD), using surround sound recording technology to reproduce the sound of the concert hall as faithfully as possible. BIS Hybrid SACDs are playable on all standard CD players.
Watch a BIS-produced video about the recording: