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Beethoven - Gods, Heroes And Men / Nagano, Orchestre Symphonique De Montreal


Release Date: 05/24/2011 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 85737  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Combining the famous Third Symphony (“Eroica”) with excerpts of the lesser known ballet music “The Creatures of Prometheus,” Grammy® Award winning conductor Kent Nagano has chosen repertoire based on Beethoven’s admiration for Napoleon Bonaparte. The ballet score, written shortly before the Third Symphony, reveals the first clear signs in music of the composer’s admiration for the “Prometheus of his era.” The finale’s melody was taken from a popular French operetta of the time, which Beethoven also used in the last movement of the “Eroica.” Kent Nagano’s unique pairing of these interrelated Beethoven works evokes the enthusiasm of both scholars and casual music lovers alike. Combining the famous Third Symphony (“Eroica”) with excerpts of the lesser known ballet music “The Creatures of Prometheus,” Grammy® Award winning conductor Kent Nagano has chosen repertoire based on Beethoven’s admiration for Napoleon Bonaparte. The ballet score, written shortly before the Third Symphony, reveals the first clear signs in music of the composer’s admiration for the “Prometheus of his era.” The finale’s melody was taken from a popular French operetta of the time, which Beethoven also used in the last movement of the “Eroica.” Kent Nagano’s unique pairing of these interrelated Beethoven works evokes the enthusiasm of both scholars and casual music lovers alike. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
2. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
3. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 

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