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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'; König Stephan Overture E

Format:
Super Audio CD
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
28-10-2016
Label:
Barcode:
760623196664
Packaging:
Super Jewel Case (SACD)
Catalog Number:
MDG9371966
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'; König Stephan Overture E
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'; König Stephan Overture E

Description

As legend tells it, when Beethoven learned that Napoleon had declared himself emperor, he tore the title page of his latest symphony to shreds. The hotheaded composer had originally intended to call it Bonaparte, but now he felt that the honoree had absolutely betrayed the ideals of the French Revolution. We can be grateful that he left the music unchanged, thereby bequeathing an enduring masterpiece to posterity as this compelling new recording of the Eroica shows. Stefan Blunier complements the popular Eroica with König Stephan and Die Weihe des Hauses, two very rarely heard overtures. It is difficult to understand why these two masterpieces are hardly ever performed in the concert hall especially since they roused the premiere audiences to storms of endless applause when they were presented in conjunction with stage performances. This is the fourth recording in the series from Stefan Blunier and the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, all of which have been critically acclaimed.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 5022 E Flat Major: Allegro Con Brio
  3. Marcia Funebre (Adagio Assai)
  4. Scherzo (Allegro Vivace)
  5. Finale: Allegro Molto
  6. Die Weihe Des Hauses (Overture) Op. 124
  7. König Stephan (Overture) Op. 117
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