WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" & Overtures / Blunier, Beethoven Orchester Bonn


Release Date: 11/04/2016 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 9371966   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Stefan Blunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

As legend tells it, when Beethoven learned that Napoleon had declared himself emperor, he tore the title page of his latest symphony to shreds. The hotheaded composer had originally intended to call it “Bonaparte,” but now he felt that the honoree had absolutely betrayed the ideals of the French Revolution. We can be grateful that he left the music unchanged, thereby bequeathing an enduring masterpiece to posterity – as the latest contribution to our Bonn Beethoven series demonstrates. This compelling new recording of the Eroica displays a genuinely heroic spirit, and the conductor Stefan Blunier leads the conquest of the work’s vast dimensions with gripping orchestral drama. As legend tells it, when Beethoven learned that Napoleon had declared himself emperor, he tore the title page of his latest symphony to shreds. The hotheaded composer had originally intended to call it “Bonaparte,” but now he felt that the honoree had absolutely betrayed the ideals of the French Revolution. We can be grateful that he left the music unchanged, thereby bequeathing an enduring masterpiece to posterity – as the latest contribution to our Bonn Beethoven series demonstrates. This compelling new recording of the Eroica displays a genuinely heroic spirit, and the conductor Stefan Blunier leads the conquest of the work’s vast dimensions with gripping orchestral drama. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Stefan Blunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Die Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Stefan Blunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
3.
King Stephan, Op. 117 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Stefan Blunier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title