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Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Symphony No. 5 / Blomstedt, Gewandhausorchester


Release Date: 06/16/2017 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 20411  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jean-Guihen QueyrasIsabelle FaustMartin Helmchen
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

More than 200 years after its premiere at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras and Martin Helmchen have congenially mastered the artistic challenge of Beethoven’s gemstone. Under Herbert Blomstedt's sensitive direction, the soloists unite chamber musical intimacy together with virtuoso sophistication – and prove once again that the Triple Concerto is an unduly underestimated, much too rarely programmed masterpiece. With the composer's 5th Symphony, Blomstedt succeeds in achieving an entirely new perspective of this work. In the culmination of his three-year, intensive reenactment of Beethoven’s cosmos, the impressive sound that characterizes the Swedish grand seigneur's conducting is heralded by transparency rather Read more than showmanship, relevance instead of pathos, and tenderness in place of sentimentality. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Isabelle Faust (Violin), Martin Helmchen (Piano)
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 

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