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Weber, Beethoven & Brahms: Orchestral Works / Knappertsbusch, Cologne Radio Symphony


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 916172  
Composer:  Carl Maria von WeberLudwig van BeethovenJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Géza Anda
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following on from the last Knappertsbusch release of a programme of pure Beethoven featuring Backhaus and the Vienna Philharmonic dating from 1954, Orfeo's new album offers a recording of an entire concert performed in 1962. This recording features Geza Anda and the Cologne Radio Orchestra, one of the few concert orcehstras that Knappertsbusch conducted at the time apart from the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, and using the highly professional recording technology of Westdeutscher Rundfunk. The programme of this concert is again a Beethoven piano concerto, the passionate Third in C minor. The pianist Geza Anda, then aged 41, was the diametric opposite as a performer to the 74-year-old Hans knappertsbusch. Following on from the last Knappertsbusch release of a programme of pure Beethoven featuring Backhaus and the Vienna Philharmonic dating from 1954, Orfeo's new album offers a recording of an entire concert performed in 1962. This recording features Geza Anda and the Cologne Radio Orchestra, one of the few concert orcehstras that Knappertsbusch conducted at the time apart from the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, and using the highly professional recording technology of Westdeutscher Rundfunk. The programme of this concert is again a Beethoven piano concerto, the passionate Third in C minor. The pianist Geza Anda, then aged 41, was the diametric opposite as a performer to the 74-year-old Hans knappertsbusch. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822-1823; Dresden, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Géza Anda (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Austria 
4.
Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Austria 

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