Inon Barnatan launches long-term Pentatone collaboration with double Beethoven album

Marking the start of a long-term collaboration, pianist Inon Barnatan releases the first in a series of Beethoven concerto recordings on the Pentatone label.

Available worldwide this Friday, the double album features Beethoven’s First, Third and Fourth Piano Concertos, as well as the Triple Concerto. A second Beethoven concertos recording will follow in 2020.

The project is particularly personal to Inon, as he describes in the video below. Drawing on longstanding and profound musical friendships, Inon is joined by American conductor Alan Gilbert and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, plus violinist Stefan Jackiw and cellist Alisa Weilerstein.

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A pianist of great poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry, Inon inaugurated his tenure as Artistic Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest this year. In the coming season he will make debuts with Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Tiroler Landestheater und Orchester, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, Dresdner Philharmonie and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing extensively throughout the US. He also makes his solo recital debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, returns to Alice Tully Hall with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and reunites with his frequent recital partner, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, for tours on both sides of the Atlantic.

Founded in the Netherlands in 2001 by three former Philips Classics executives, Pentatone specialises in high-end recordings with top international artists. Other artists who have worked with the label include Thomas Adès, Ian Bostridge, Guy Braunstein, Kirill Karabits, Magdalena Kožená, Johannes Moser, Sir Simon Rattle and Alisa Weilerstein. Pentatone was also awarded Label of the Year at the 2019 Gramophone Awards.


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