Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

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Hans Knappertsbusch conducts Beethoven

Hans Knappertsbusch conducts Beethoven


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62


Hans Knappertsbuschs’s approach to Beethoven is a special case within the “special case” that was Knappertsbusch himself. In his finest moments, his high degree of unpredictability (something which marks him out as the complete opposite of his great colleague and competitor Karajan) affords his interpretations a sense of “recreating” the music in the truest sense of the word, making it sound as if it is being played for the first-ever time. And this is probably why the music in these moments sounds so powerful, refreshing and liberating, far removed from any kind of comfortable listening conventions. Today, in retrospect, it also sounds free of any new-fangled fashions or constraints. Expressive details are always granted the time they need, as is the overall context. We never come across a tempo that is too fast, however historically well-founded it might have been. But nor is there any sense of “titanic” expression (whatever that is supposed to be). And in the process, however different in character his various performances of a single work might be, the whole work always comes across as balanced and coherent in itself on a higher level.

On this new double CD we can hear both a complete concert given in the Musikverein in Vienna on 17 January 1954 – with the Coriolanus Overture, the Fourth Piano Concerto and the Seventh Symphony – and the Third Symphony from a concert at the same venue, given on 17 February 1962. In the unheroic G-major Piano Concerto, Knappertsbusch’s partner is his contemporary Backhaus, who was famous for his Beethoven, but who at the same time possessed an individual “objectivity” and a legendary virtuosity that doubly refutes the clichés about “typically German” musicians. In this context, the commentator Gottfried Kraus recalls visiting Backhaus’s apartment in Salzburg, where the pianist spoke of his lifelong struggle to play the problematic lyrical chords at the opening of this Concerto. In the third movement, we are also wrenched from our customary listening habits by an unknown cadenza – and then cast back, bewildered, onto the well-known, yet seemingly new paths of the Concerto once again.

“Here is Beethoven, Viennese Beethoven, under a conductor who remained impervious to all fads and fashions…this is a species of conducting you will seek out in vain today, the set is the perfect time-machine in which travel back to a riper, more ruminative age when speed and surface excitement did not entirely rule the roost” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

“there are epic performances to be heard here.” MusicWeb International, 29th July 2016

Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or - C901162B

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Beethoven: Triple Concerto

Beethoven: Triple Concerto


Beethoven:

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56

Giuliano Carmignola (violin), Sol Gabetta (cello), Dejan Lazic (piano)

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62


Cello superstar Sol Gabetta teams up with the celebrated musicians Giuliano Carmignola, violin, and Dejan Lazić, piano, to form a formidably talented ensemble for this new all-Beethoven recording. They will be joined by conductor Giovanni Antonini and the Kammerorchester Basel, a team who have great pedigree recording Beethoven’s works to critical acclaim.

The centrepiece of this album is Beethoven’s ‘Triple Concerto’, the Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 56. The choice of the three solo instruments effectively makes this a concerto for piano trio, and it is the only concerto Beethoven ever completed for more than one solo instrument.

The album also includes a number of Beethoven’s most well-known overtures. The famous Coriolan Overture features alongside ‘The Creatures of Prometheus’ and the Egmont overtures.

“Cellist Sol Gabetta, violinist Giuliano Carmignola and pianist Dejan Lazić are here something of a dream team: characterful, distinctive and focused on the same thing. They can be dynamic and crisply propulsive together, but this performance has a lightness of touch that in the finale spills over into playfulness and wit” The Guardian, 17th September 2015 ****

“Sol Gabetta [gives] a wonderfully lyrical account of the [Triple Concerto's] all-important cello role…Antonini and his Basle chamber players [are] prompt and sympathetic” Gramophone Magazine, October 2015

“full praise to the Sony production team for finding such a convincing balance, not just between soloists and orchestra, but between the soloists themselves. It all sounds wonderfully fresh and clear. So too does the perfomance. The Triple Concerto's eccentricites are joyously celebrated…[and] it isn't just the élan and lively intelligence that impress: I've rarely heard such a roundly enjoyable performance of the brief slow movement.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2015 *****

Sony - 88883763622

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Overtures for Organ Four Hands

Overtures for Organ Four Hands


Bach, J S:

Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV1066: Overture

Overture (from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV1068)

Beethoven:

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Bizet:

Carmen: Prelude to Act I

Handel:

Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV348: Overture

Mozart:

La clemenza di Tito, K621: Overture

Rossini:

Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

Tchaikovsky:

The Nutcracker, Op. 71: Overture


Pietro Pasquini & Francesco Zuvadelli (organ‐4‐hands)

An organ extravaganza, for organ aficionados and music lovers with a taste for the extraordinary: famous and popular overtures played by two players four hands!

The overtures presented are the well-known works by J.S. Bach (from his Orchestral Overtures or Suites), Handel (Water Music), Mozart (La Clemenza di Tito), Beethoven’s Coriolan, Carmen, and some big fun with Rossini (Il Barbiere di Siviglia and L’Italiana in Algeri).

The Baroque overtures are played on a German Baroque organ, the romantics are played on a huge 19th century Italian organ.

Played with zest, insight and virtuosity by Pietro Pasquini and Francesco Zuvadelli, searching for the maximum effect in their colourful registrations.

The booklet contains all information on the organs used, as well as expert liner notes.

Early Music

Brilliant Classics - 94954BR

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Jurowski conducts Beethoven

Jurowski conducts Beethoven

Recorded live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, 4 February 2010


Beethoven:

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92


Vladimir Jurowski conducts Beethoven gathers the lesser known Symphony No. 4 - composed when Beethoven was enjoying one of the most peaceful time of his life - with the celebrated Symphony No. 7 and the Coriolan Overture.

For this performance filmed live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Vladimir Jurowski chose to collaborate with the musicians of the world famous Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment who perform on period instruments, shedding a radically different light on works that we are so accustomed to hear on modern instruments.

As the youngster of today’s classical music scene, Jurowski already gained international stardom in conducting.

“Vladimir Jurowski, more medium than conductor, produces ever more faultlessly gorgeous, languid sounds." Robert Thicknesse, The Times

Picture format: 1080i Full HD - 16:9

Sounds formats: PCM 2.0 PCM 5.1

Region code: All

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 89 mins

FSK: 0

“The sound is magnificent...The performances are well-crafted, and the camerawork shows just enough for Jurowski fans of his well-choreographed conducting...it is worth hearing just for the wonderfully rasping horns in the Trio, and the especially beautiful account of Symphony No. 4” BBC Music Magazine, August 2011 ****

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Ideale Audience International - 3079294

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Jurowski conducts Beethoven

Jurowski conducts Beethoven

Recorded live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, 4 February 2010


Beethoven:

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92


Vladimir Jurowski conducts Beethoven gathers the lesser known Symphony No. 4 - composed when Beethoven was enjoying one of the most peaceful time of his life - with the celebrated Symphony No. 7 and the Coriolan Overture.

For this performance filmed live at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Vladimir Jurowski chose to collaborate with the musicians of the world famous Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment who perform on period instruments, shedding a radically different light on works that we are so accustomed to hear on modern instruments.

As the youngster of today’s classical music scene, Jurowski already gained international stardom in conducting.

“Vladimir Jurowski, more medium than conductor, produces ever more faultlessly gorgeous, languid sounds." Robert Thicknesse, The Times

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 89 mins

FSK: 0

“The sound is magnificent...The performances are well-crafted, and the camerawork shows just enough for Jurowski fans of his well-choreographed conducting...it is worth hearing just for the wonderfully rasping horns in the Trio, and the especially beautiful account of Symphony No. 4” BBC Music Magazine, August 2011 ****

“how lucky the Parisians were to experience this magnificent concert. It begins with the Coriolan overture, passion offset by delicate, liquid playing from the woodwind...The Seventh Symphony is even better. Jurowski keeps an iron grip on the dancing rhythm of the first-movement Vivace, screwing up the tension with the minor-and-major-second clashes in the development section” Gramophone Magazine, October 2011

“the music making is dramatic, rhythmically alive, often spacious and consistently engaging.” MusicWeb International, January 2012

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Ideale Audience International - 3079298

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Beethoven: Symphonies 1- 4

Beethoven: Symphonies 1- 4


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62


In the latest instalment of the Decca Ansermet Legacy, Decca Eloquence introduces the Swiss conductor's recordings of Beethoven - his symphony cycle, overtures and the rare Weingartner arrangement of the Grosse Fuge. They are issued as three 2-CD sets.

Francois Hudry, the supreme commentator on the art of Ernest Ansermet writes, "the new vision he brought to the Beethoven symphonies was astonishing. Perhaps he was too early in what he did, in his respect for the text and in his weeding out of all the Romantic touches and subjectivity which held sway at the time. Without recourse to so-called 'authentic' instruments, Ansermet was trying to return to the composer's intentions, as given in the score, avoiding the imposition of any responses of his own on the audience."

In Beethoven, Ansermet heard not just a titan but a romantic, sensual man, not just a thunderer but composer of sensitivity and subtlety. Even the mighty 'Eroica' was allowed to a reveal a softer, perhaps even a more feminine aspect. Whether he was conducting Beethoven or Ravel, Ansermet had a fine ear for instrumental colour, and a talent for keeping rhythms well-sprung and flexible. At times, Ansermet's Beethoven even seems to anticipate the 'authentic' Beethoven performances that became popular in the 1990s, although Ansermet got his results without having to rely on the sometimes unpredictable behaviour of period instruments.

“[Ansermet] interprets Beethoven 4 with grandeur and authority and perfect spontaneity... Ansermet's reading of Coriolan is fine... The attack and chording, and the shaping of the overture otherwise, are all impressive, and the vividness of the drums is particularly striking.” Gramophone Magazine

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4800391

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62


DG Originals - E4636432

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica', etc.

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43


“Eloquence's splendid sound and budget price can't be beaten” Classics Today

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4631962

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Beethoven: Famous Overtures

Beethoven: Famous Overtures


Beethoven:

Fidelio Overture Op. 72c

Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43

The Ruins of Athens Overture, Op. 113

Leonore Overture No. 1, Op. 138


Blazing and saturated sound - of the aptly-described ' gold brick' variety - characterises these celebrated performances of eight of Beethoven's best-loved overtures. All the favourites are there and the recordings have been stunningly remastered for this release.

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4451122

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Coriolan Overture & Jost: Fanfare & An die Hoffnung

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Coriolan Overture & Jost: Fanfare & An die Hoffnung

Festive Concert on the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Grafenegg Festival 2016


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Camilla Nylund (soprano), Elena Zhidkova (mezzo-soprano), Klaus Florian Vogt (tenor), René Pape (bass)

Wiener Singverein

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Jost:

Fanfare

An die Hoffnung


Tonkunstler Orchestra & European Union Youth Orchestra, Yutaka Sado

Freedom, fraternity and humanity – this is what Beethoven’s 9th Symphony stands for. It opens the 10th Grafenegg Festival, performed by the Tonkunstler Orchestra, joined by 24 alumni of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) and ‘a soloist quartet which no one could possibly imagine to be more prestigious’ (Die Presse). ‘Vogt’s tenor and the Wiener Singverein were especially moving’ (Wiener Zeitung) and ‘the vocal performance by excellent bass René Pape, the fabulous soprano Camilla Nylund and the brilliant mezzosoprano Elena Zhidkova… in Beethoven’s Ninth was just sensational. Bravo!’ (Kurier) Composer in Residence Christian Jost’s new work also centres around Beethoven, featuring the song An die Hoffnung (‘To Hope’), and ‘convincingly used an impressive orchestra’ (Der Standard), with ‘tenor Klaus Florian Vogt as a well-cast soloist’ (Salzburger Nachrichten).

SOUND FORMAT: DVD: PCM 2.0, DTS 5.0

PICTURE: 16:9, HD

SUBTITLES: German (original language), English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

BOOKLET: English, German, French

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 106 mins

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C Major - 740208

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Scheduled for release on 13 April 2017. Order it now and we will deliver it as soon as it is available.

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