Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C Major, Op. 56
III. Rondo alla Polacca
The second installment of Lars Vogt’s Beethoven piano concerto series with his Royal Northern Sinfonia pairs the Third Piano Concerto (1800) with the slightly later Triple Concerto (1803), a work of radiant good spirits and optimism. Vogt, directing from the keyboard, is joined by two regular partners, the brother-sister duo of Christian (violin) and Tanja Tetzlaff (cello). The three play as one; it's deeply rewarding music-making of a superior order. In the Third Concerto, a work of such wonderful invention, Vogt brings the same high-caliber musicianship and style, and his rapport with his orchestra is one of the recording’s joys.