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Beethoven Rarities / Huangci, Griffiths, Brandenburg Staatsorchester Frankfurt


Release Date: 02/23/2018 
Label:  Klanglogo   Catalog #: 1521  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claire Huangci
Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Claire Huangci and the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt conducted by Howard Griffiths. Three rarely recorded works from three different creative phases of the great Ludwig van Beethoven are featured on this album: First up is the Piano Concerto in D major. Originally a violin concerto, Beethoven adapted the work for the piano on the advice of pianist and composer Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), who was enthusiastic about it. It is followed by the Ritterballett (“Ballet of Knights”), which was composed by Beethoven at the age of 20 and premiered on Carnival Sunday in 1791. The release concludes with the famous "Battle Symphony": inspiring programme music for a Europe liberated from Napoleon. In terms of musical drama, this Read more work leaves nothing to be desired. The young pianist Claire Huangci strikes a wonderful balance of tempi and phrasing. Together with the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder) under the direction of Howard Griffiths, an incredibly fresh and energetic performance of these three extraordinary works by Beethoven is achieved. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 61a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claire Huangci (Piano)
Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Ritterballet, WoO 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790-1791; Bonn, Germany 
3.
Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 "Battle Symphony" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Howard Griffiths
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 

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