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.

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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 ****

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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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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

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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.

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Karajan - In Concert

Karajan - In Concert


Beethoven:

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Debussy:

La Mer

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

Ravel:

Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

Rossini:

Guillaume Tell Overture

Wagner:

Tannhäuser: Overture

Weber:

Der Freischütz Overture


“Herbert von Karajan's conducting achieves a fascinating synthesis of dynamism, discipline, and a diverse palette of gestures.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2008 ****

“this DVD brings compelling accounts of the master at work, visually as well as aurally. There is a powerful intensity to the Beethoven overtures and the opening of William Tell is beautifully done, with glorious playing from the Berliners...There is plenty of fascinating archival material to see; and within the maestro's obviously glamorous, jet-set lifestyle, he emerges as a musical communicator of warmth - and humour too. A most revealing issue.” Penguin Guide, 2011 edition

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DG Unitel - 0734399

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

Beethoven:

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

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62


(recorded 1962)

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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


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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.

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