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Mondscheinsonate: Elly Ney Performs Ludwig van Beethoven


Release Date: 09/15/2017 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 109336  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Elly NeyWilhelm StrossLudwig HoelscherIngo Sinnhoffer,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Elly Ney (1882-1968) is a myth, a legend. Some worshipped her as the high priestess of Beethoven, for others she was Hitler’s pianist. With the help of contemporary witnesses, experts and music researchers this film explores the real causes for Elly ney’s rapid career as a pianist, her great successes in America and her cultural-political entanglements in the Third Reich. Texts and partly unpublished footage complete the film and audio productions about one of the most prominent and controversial pianists of the 20th century. This brand new biographical documentary shows the whole artistic and personal history and contradictions regarding her Nazi involvement. Fifty years after Elly Ney’s death Frithjof von Bodungen opened his private Read more archive to make rarely seen photographs, audio footage and personal letters accessible. This edition also contains an audiovisual production of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata No. 12 in A flat major- historical archive footage available here for the first time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Elly Ney (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, K 478 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wilhelm Stross (Violin), Ludwig Hoelscher (Cello), Elly Ney (Piano),
Ingo Sinnhoffer (Viola), Heinz Endres (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, K 493 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wilhelm Stross (Violin), Ludwig Hoelscher (Cello), Elly Ney (Piano),
Ingo Sinnhoffer (Viola), Heinz Endres (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in G major, K 564 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wilhelm Stross (Violin), Ludwig Hoelscher (Cello), Elly Ney (Piano),
Ingo Sinnhoffer (Viola), Heinz Endres (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 

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