Each week, Eric picks his favourite recordings of the concertos featured in the series.

Program 1 - Mozart Concerto No. 9 in E Flat K.271
Alfred Brendel with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras
PHILIPS, no 470616

Christian Zacharias with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
MD&G GOLD, no 3401298

Angela Cheng with the CBC Radio Orchestra, Mario Bernardi conducting
CBC SM5000  no 5104

Richard Goode with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
NONESUCH, no 79454.


Program 2 Mozart Concerto No.20 in D Minor, K.466
Alfred Brendel with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras conducting.
PHILIPS 462622

Sir Clifford Curzon, with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Britten.
LONDON DECCA LEGENDS 468491

Andras Schiff with the Capella Academica of the Salzburg Mozarteum conducted by Sandor Vegh
LONDON DECCA 430510

Ivan Moravec with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields led by Sir Neville Marriner
H�nssler Classics 98142


Program 3 Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Opus 58
Emanuel Ax with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn conducting.
RCA no 55267

Maurizio Pollini with the Berlin Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado conducting,
DG 445850

Krystian Zimmerman with the Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein conducting,
DG 429 749

Anton Kuerti, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis conducting,
CBC SM5000 5179

(and if you don`t mind a little tape hiss)  Emil Gilels, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Leopold Ludwig conducting.
TESTAMENT   SBT 1095

...many more to choose from


Program 4 Beethoven Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
Emmanuel Ax, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn conducting
RCA no 55267 (paired with Beethoven #4 at budget price - a REAL bargain)

Claudio Arrau with the Concertgebuow Orchestra of Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink conducting
PHILLIPS ELOQUENCE (budget) # 469113

Alfred Brendel with the Vienna Philharmonic, Simon Rattle conducting
(available only as a set of all 5 Beethoven concertos but worth it)
PHILIPS 462781

Evgeni Kissin, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by James Levine
SONY CLASSICAL 62926

Anton Kuerti, with the Toronto Symhony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Davis
CBC RECORDS SM 5155.


Program 5 Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor
Martha Argerich, with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Charles Dutoit conducting
EMI Classics, no 56798

Krystian Zimmerman, with the Polish Festival Orchestra, Zimmerman conducting from the piano
DG  no 459684

Artur Rubinstein, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini conducting
BBC Legends, no 4105

Murray Perahia, with the Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta conducting
SONY, no 44922

Garrick Ohlsson with the Warsaw Radio/TV Orchestra, conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk
EMI Classics, no 71472 (brand new)

And if you think you might like a version for piano and string quartet:
Janina Fialkowska, with the Canadian Chamber Players
ATMA Classique, no 22291


Program 6 - Brahms' Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Nelson Freire, with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly
DECCA no 658802

Emil Gilels, with the Berlin Philharmonic, Eugen Jochum conducting
DG ORIGINALS no 447446

Stephen Kovacevich, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawalisch conducting
EMI 575655

Leon Fleisher, with the Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell conducting
SONY 63225

Peter Donohoe, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Yevgeny Svetlanov conducting
EMI Seraphim, no 73730

Program 7 - Rachmaninov Concerto No.2
A reminder that all of Eric's picks are from available recordings.

Van Cliburn, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner conducting
RCA 61961

Vladimir Ashkenazy, with the London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn conducting
UNIVERSAL 55202, also DECCA 436386

Krystian Zimmerman, with the Boston Symphony, Seiji Ozawa conducting
DG 185802

Stephen Hough, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton conducting
HYPERION 67501/2

Sviatoslav Richter, with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislaw Wislocki conducting
DG ORIGINALS 447 420

Lang Lang, with the St Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Valery Gergiev conducting
DG 427836

Program 8 - Schoenberg Piano Concerto
Emanuel Ax, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting
SONY no 53289

Glenn Gould, with the CBC Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Marie Beaudet conducting
CBC no 2008

Maurizio Pollini, with the Berlin Philharmonic, Claudio Abbado conducting
DG 471361

Mitsuko Uchida, with the Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez conducting
PHILIPS 468033

Alfred Brendel with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik conducting
UNIVERSAL 174102


Program 9 - Century Rolls by John Adams
Emanuel Ax with The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnanyi, conducting
NONESUCH 79607-2


Program 10 - Concerto No.2 in B Flat Major by Brahms
Emanuel Ax, with the Boston Symphony, Bernard Haitink conducting
SONY 63229

Nelson Freire, with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Riccardo Chailly conducting
DECCA 658802

Marc-Andr� Hamelin, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton conducting
HYPERION 67550

Sviatoslav Richter, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf conducting
RCA 56518

Emil Gilels, with the Berlin Philharmonic, Eugen Jochum conducting
DG ORIGINALS 447446

Leon Fleischer, with the Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell conducting
SONY 63225