Inon Barnatan joins Pentatone label
Thursday, September 19, 2019
First release in 'long-term collaboration' to be Beethoven concertos
Pianist Inon Barnatan and the Pentatone label are embarking on what they call ‘the start of a long-term collaboration’.
It begins with Beethoven concertos with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Alan Gilbert. Volume one, out on October 18 (though you can hear it later this month at Pentatone's website) will feature the First, Third, Fourth and Triple Concerto, the latter featuring violinist Stefan Jackiw and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Volume two will be released next year.
Barnatan and Weilerstein both appeared together playing Chopin and Rachmaninov sonatas on a Decca release on 2015: it impressed our critic Hannah Nepil, who said ‘it’s hard to imagine many cellist-pianist duos more mutually fond of risk-taking’.
‘Hearing [Beethoven’s concertos] was one of my earliest musical memories’, said Barnatan. ‘They have been a constant in my life as both listener and player. Every time I return to one of them there are further discoveries to be made, greater depths to be mined, and more conversations to be had with the music.’