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Beethoven: Triple Concerto / Conlon, Wanderer Trio, Cologne Gurzenich Orchestra

Beethoven / Harteros / Trio Wanderer / Conlon
Release Date: 07/10/2012 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 502131  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Konrad BeikircherAnja Harteros
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Philharmonic OrchestraWanderer Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Triple Concerto may well be one of Beethoven's most enigmatic works: some commentators have seen it as no more than a vast rhapsody intented to show off the virtuosity of three hand-picked soloists. But when a piano trio that regularly plays together turns its attention to the piece, it takes on a quite different aspect: it becomes a genuine "Concerto for trio and orchestra". In fact the "Triple" shares the same Beethovenian ideal as the heroic quest that is Egmont: and in the case of the incidental music for his drama Goethe recognised – for once! – that the composer had "penetrated his intensions with admirable genius".
This title was released for the first time in 2001.
The Triple Concerto may well be one of Beethoven's most enigmatic works: some commentators have seen it as no more than a vast rhapsody intented to show off the virtuosity of three hand-picked soloists. But when a piano trio that regularly plays together turns its attention to the piece, it takes on a quite different aspect: it becomes a genuine "Concerto for trio and orchestra". In fact the "Triple" shares the same Beethovenian ideal as the heroic quest that is Egmont: and in the case of the incidental music for his drama Goethe recognised – for once! – that the composer had "penetrated his intensions with admirable genius".
This title was released for the first time in 2001. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra,  Wanderer Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
2. Egmont, Op. 84 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Konrad Beikircher (Spoken Vocals), Anja Harteros (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 

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