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Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 & Triple Concerto / Helmchen, Manze, German Symphony Orchestra Berlin


Release Date: 11/13/2020 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 642  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martin HelmchenAntje WeithaasMarie-Elisabeth Hecker
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

German pianist Martin Helmchen continues his journey through Beethoven’s piano concertos with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Andrew Manze. In the Third Concerto, published in 1804, Beethoven seems to be moving away from the Mozartian model and inaugurates his ‘middle period,’ using the minor mode to depict a distress and heartache that are certainly not unconnected with the famous ‘Heiligenstadt Testament,’ which he wrote in 1802 to record his growing deafness. Martin Helmchem is joined by two partners with whom he performs a great deal of chamber music- violinist Antje Weithaas and cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker- to record the Triple Concerto, also written during the composer’s so-called ‘heroic’ period. German pianist Martin Helmchen continues his journey through Beethoven’s piano concertos with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Andrew Manze. In the Third Concerto, published in 1804, Beethoven seems to be moving away from the Mozartian model and inaugurates his ‘middle period,’ using the minor mode to depict a distress and heartache that are certainly not unconnected with the famous ‘Heiligenstadt Testament,’ which he wrote in 1802 to record his growing deafness. Martin Helmchem is joined by two partners with whom he performs a great deal of chamber music- violinist Antje Weithaas and cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker- to record the Triple Concerto, also written during the composer’s so-called ‘heroic’ period. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martin Helmchen (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Antje Weithaas (Violin), Martin Helmchen (Piano), Marie-Elisabeth Hecker (Cello)
Conductor:  Andrew Manze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 

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