Today, Inon Barnatan’s premiere release on PENTATONE is now available: the first part of the Beethoven Piano Concertos.
The album, out on all digital platforms and available for physical order, includes Beethoven’s Piano Concertos No. 1, 3, & 4, and the Triple Concerto. For the recording with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Inon gathered the closest members of his musical family: Alan Gilbert, Alisa Weilerstein, and Stefan Jackiw.
On preparing for and making the release, Inon says:
“Recording the Beethoven Concertos has been one of the most intense and incredible projects of my life. I’ve been playing Beethoven since I was 3 or 4, and fell in love with his music before I could read. Since then, his works, especially the piano concertos, have been a constant in my life. I’ve played them the most of any other piece, and I’ve come back to them every year, and every time, there’s something new to discover. In this first part, we go from the classicism of the First Concerto, to the romanticism of the Third, to this otherworldly, lyrical Fourth Concerto, and we end with a celebration that is the Triple Concerto.” Watch him speak about the album here.