BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19 (Digitally Remastered 2 CD set)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Instrumental Solo Part and 2 CDs. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD6002).
Item Number: MO.MMOCD6002
ISBN 1596157755. Soloist: Neill Eisenstein, piano; Ensemble: Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra; Conductor: Emil Kahn.
Though published later, the Concerto No. 2 was actually the first of Beethoven's concerti to be written, and displays an almost Mozartian style, with a solo part that is exciting and beautiful but accessible to less advanced players. Technically it is the easiest Beethoven concerto to master.
Includes a high-quality printed solo part (with orchestral reduction) and a compact disc containing a complete version with soloist, in split-channel stereo (soloist on the right channel); then a second version in full stereo of the orchestral accompaniment, minus the soloist.