Beethoven & Possinger: Violin Concertos

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Beethoven & Possinger: Violin Concertos

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Accent

Catalogue No:

ACC24320

Discs:

1

Release date:

31st March 2017

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4015023243200

Length:

61 minutes

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CD (download also available)
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Beethoven & Possinger: Violin Concertos


Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

world premiere recording of the original version after the autograph

Possinger:

Konzert für Violine und Orchester G-Dur, Op. 9


Anton Steck (violin)

L‘arpa festante, Matthew Halls

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It is unbelievable that such a popular work in the current repertoire as Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto Op. 61 only conquered the concert hall around three to four decades after its composition. The work ultimately gained its popularity through two revised printed versions published in Vienna and in London, which both reveal substantial revisions in the solo parts. The quest for Beethoven’s “original version” proves to be extremely complicated, as Beethoven himself offered up to four alternatives to the soloists in some spots of the manuscript. A study of the different inks and quills used in that autograph has allowed the violinist Anton Steck to propose the new und unusual version recorded here, which thanks also to the use of historical instruments results in a tangible and transparent rendering of a very well-known piece.

In addition to Beethoven’s composition, Steck presents the world premiere recording of the Violin Concerto of the Viennese violinist Franz Alexander Pössinger – a friend of Beethoven who was probably involved in the revision of the solo part of his concerto. Pössinger’s work was written in 1805, just one year before Beethoven’s.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

I. Allegro ma non troppo

II. Larghetto

III. Rondo: Allegro

Franz Alexander Pössinger: Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 9

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Rondo: Allegretto

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