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Ideals Of The French Revolution - Beethoven / Kent Nagano, Maximilian Schell, Et Al


Release Date: 01/06/2009 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 740084   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Conceived on the basis of an original idea of Maestro Kent Nagano, CD 1, titled "The General" offers an entirely new interpretation of Beethoven's Egmont, itself based on a poem by Goethe. Offered as a tribute to Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, the spoken text was written by author, critic and musicologist Paul Griffiths and is narrated by the noted actor Maximilian Schell with soprano Adrianne Pieczonka. The new narrative relates the events surrounding the Rwanda crisis in 1994. CD 2 includes Beethoven's 5th Symphony and excerpts from the incidental music to Egmont, performed by Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Kent Nagano. Conceived on the basis of an original idea of Maestro Kent Nagano, CD 1, titled "The General" offers an entirely new interpretation of Beethoven's Egmont, itself based on a poem by Goethe. Offered as a tribute to Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, the spoken text was written by author, critic and musicologist Paul Griffiths and is narrated by the noted actor Maximilian Schell with soprano Adrianne Pieczonka. The new narrative relates the events surrounding the Rwanda crisis in 1994. CD 2 includes Beethoven's 5th Symphony and excerpts from the incidental music to Egmont, performed by Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Kent Nagano. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Egmont, Op. 84: no 2, Die Trommel gerühret by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
3.
King Stephan, Op. 117: no 7, Eine neue strahlende Sonne by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
4.
King Stephan, Op. 117: no 5, Wo die Unschuld Blumen streute by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Egmont, Op. 84: no 7, Entr'acte no 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96: no 4, Trauermarsch by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Egmont, Op. 84: no 3, Entr'acte no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Egmont, Op. 84: no 4, Entr'acte no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Egmont, Op. 84: no 8, Klärchen's Tod by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Egmont, Op. 84: no 5, Freudvoll und leidvoll by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Egmont, Op. 84: no 6, Entr'acte no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Egmont, Op. 84: no 9, Süsser Schlaf "Melodrama" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
13.
King Stephan, Op. 117: no 4, Victory March by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Egmont, Op. 84: no 10, Siegessymphonie by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Opferlied, Op. 121b "Die Flamme lodert": Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823-1824; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

1. Overture (Egmont: Overture)
2. No. 1 - Song: A drum in the distance (Egmont: Nr. 1, Lied: Die Trommel gerühret)
3. No. 2 - Melodrama: One thing I learned (König Stephan: Nr. 7, Melodrama)
4. No. 3 - Melodrama: Informants, spies (König Stephan: Nr. 5, Melodrama)
5. No. 4 - Interlude I (Egmont: Nr. 6, Entr'acte 4)
6. No. 5 - Interlude II (Leonore Prohaska: Funeral March)
7. No. 6 - Interlude III; Melodrama: I could do something (Egmont: Nr. 2, Entr'acte 1)
8. No. 7 - Interlude IV (Egmont: Nr. 3, Entr'acte 2)
9. No. 8 - Interlude V (Egmont: Nr. 7, Claras Tod)
10. No. 9 - Melodrama: I was one human being (Egmont: Nr. 8, Melodrama)
11. No. 10 - Song: Lost and despairing (Egmont: Nr. 4, Lied: Freudvoll und leidvoll)
12. No. 11 - Interlude VI (Egmont: Nr. 5, Entr'acte 3)
13. No. 12 - Interlude VII (König Stephan: Nr. 8, Solemn March)
14. No. 13 - Melodrama: I had nothing to say to these people (König Stephan: Nr. 8, Melodrama from Grave risoluto e ben marcato)
15. No. 14 - 'Victory Symphony' (Egmont: Nr. 9)
16. No. 15 - Finale (Pferlied, Op. 121b)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante con moto
III. Allegro
IV. Allegro
Overture
Lied No. 1: Die Trommel gerühret
Lied No. 4: Freudvoll und leidvoll
Opferlied ("Die Flamme lodert"), Op. 121b

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