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

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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.

“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 *****

“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

“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 ****

Sony - 88883763622

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Beethoven: Overtures

Beethoven: Overtures


Beethoven:

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Fidelio Overture Op. 72c

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124


“As with their Beethoven symphonies series, Järvi adopts some historically informed practices, such as vibrato-less strings, but does not make a fetish of them. The main characteristic of these accounts is vigour of attack and rhythmic impulses.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2015 ****

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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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$33.75

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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

DVD Video

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Format: NTSC

Ideale Audience International - 3079298

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Ruhr Piano Festival Edition Vol. 18

Ruhr Piano Festival Edition Vol. 18


Beethoven:

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'

Liszt:

Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra

Saint-Saëns:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 'Egyptian'

Strauss, R:

Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils


Vol. 18 of the highly enjoyable series of concerts from the Ruhr Piano Festival. This time featuring the Bochumer Symphony Orchestra in some truly great romantic piano and orchestral music making.

Avi Music - Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr - AVI8553119

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Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98, etc.

Beethoven:

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Brahms:

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Mozart:

Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K319


Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Carlos Kleiber

First Ever Release

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DG - E734017

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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: Sinfonia Eroica

Beethoven: Sinfonia Eroica


Beethoven:

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

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62


This is music to shock, arouse and thrill — the only thing it won’t do is leave you unmoved. Sitting like a gate-keeper to the new century, a century that saw more change than any before it, Beethoven’s 'Eroica' (1803-5) changed the history of music. Take note, it seems to say: Man has the power to challenge Fate and sometimes even win (the French Revolution was still echoing in the mind). In 1994 Jordi Savall conducted Beethoven's 'Eroica' symphony with Le Concert des Nations (a group he founded in 1989 for Baroque music), winning praise for this well-researched and groundbreaking interpretation.

“it still has the ability to make one sit up and take note, whether it be the brilliance of the woodwind tone, the shimmering tremolo strings with cutting cross-accents driving the music forward like some sort of life-bringing juggernaut that refuses to be ignored; perhaps for the first time, I heard what my university lecturers meant by the shock value of “Eroica”, and Savall does all of this without milking each of the many dramatic moments.” Early Music Review, 1st April 2016

“For me it is a triumph and I cannot praise this too strongly. The superb notes, three essays covering eleven pages for each language, and excellent illustrations, add to the value of the issue.” MusicWeb International

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Beethoven: Coriolan Overture & Symphony No. 5

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture & Symphony No. 5


Beethoven:

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 was never recorded commercially by Klaus Tennstedt. Instead, there are two live recordings of the Symphony with the LPO led by Tennstedt: one from 1988 (on EMI nla), and a remastering of the 1990 BBC Prom concert performance on BBC Legends released in 2004 (nla). It is the 1990 recording which has been remastered once again and released by the LPO’s own label.

The best of Tennstedt’s abilities are heard in live concert recordings like this one. He was a musician of dynamism and spontaneous inspiration, and these performances are a reminder of the commitment and expressive intensity he extracts from the LPO, with which he held such a strong relationship throughout his tenure as Principal Conductor and beyond.

This is Beethoven in the interpretative tradition of mid-twentieth century conductors like Furtwängler, Klemperer and Karajan, but Tennstedt’s Beethoven has an added spring in its step and his tempos exploit the composer’s heroism. Rarely can one hear such freedom and intensity combined with such success as it is here in Tennstedt’s Beethoven 5th.

There are very few conductors like Tennstedt whose style depended so remarkably on the constant tug-of-war between meter and rhythm in the score. It’s a musical approach fraught with danger and only succeeds in the hands of a select few, where the relationship between both conductor and musicians live every note, every bar, every instruction from the podium, as one, from start to finish. This was the genius of Tennstedt.

These recordings were taken from live concert performances at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in February 1992 (Coriolan Overture, an LPO archive recording) and at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms in August 1990 (Symphony No. 5, recorded by BBC Radio 3).

“measured, full-bodied, freighted with meaning…[this recording is] pleasingly clean and immediate” Gramophone Magazine, November 2015

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