Beethoven Alexandrea Conunova (violin); Insula Orchestra / Laurence Equilbey. Le Seine Musicale, Paris, 27.09.2023 Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 55, ‘Eroica’ There have already been two significant season openers this year: the Dresdner Philharmonie (review) and the London Symphony Orchestra under
Two performanes in the old style of Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto today: Friedrich Wührer with the Pro Musica Orchestra, Stuttgart under Walther Davisson and Carl Seemann with the Symphony Orchestra of the North German Radio under István Kertész. The Wührer Vox performance is at full price at Amazon, something
It was a pleasure to catch up with Pierre-Laurent Aimard during last year's Berlin Festival and to talk about his recording of Beethoven's “Hammerklavier Sonata,” which he has coupled with the “Eroica Variations”. The “Hammerklavier” has a massive reputation amongst pianists and non-pianists alike. Is he, I wonder, attracted to
"Cor basse" - low horn. In this enterprising recital issued by Harmonia Mundi, Teunis van der Zwart and Alexander Melnikov play on authentic instriments, offering a tribute to Giovanni Punto (1746-1803), a player described un the promotional material as "now unknown". As recently as at least my living memory (it
Beethoven's only opera, as we have seen previously [https://www.classicalexplorer.com/when-is-a-fidelio-not-a-fidelio/], exists in a number of versions. What we have here is, broadly, the Fidelio everyone knows and loves (some of the dialogue might be unfamiliar though. to those who grew up, like myself, with the famous Klemperer
Beethoven's Third Symphony, the "Eroica," is embedded in any musician's consciousness. It has been played regularly since the date of its composition and in the recorded era has unsurprisingly generated a cornucopia of recordings. Small surprise the market is flooded. And yet here is an arrangement of the mighty "Eroica"
These new recordings of Beethoven's Violin Sonatas were recorded in Mechelen, in the heart of Flanders, home of Beethoven's grandfather, a bass singer who inspired the great composer. These are performances of great spirit and expertise from Martin Foyle and Maksim Štšura. Volume One contains the first two sonatas from