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Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus, Twelve Menuets, Twelve German Dances

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Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus, Twelve Menuets, Twelve German Dances
Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus, Twelve Menuets, Twelve German Dances


On this CD, the latest in a series of critically acclaimed recordings of the complete orchestral works of Beethoven, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro and their chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard perform one of the composer's lesser known pieces, the ballet music The Creatures of Prometheus. The disc also includes two other Beethoven rarities, the Twelve Menuets and Twelve German Dances.

The music for the ballet The Creatures of Prometheus is Beethoven's only extensive contribution to the genre. The theme in the finale reoccurs in many later works, most notably in the 'Eroica' symphony. The two sets of dances recorded here form part of a tradition of popular dance music to which Haydn, Mozart and Schubert also contributed.

Thomas Dausgaard is Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and regularly appears as guest conductor with the leading orchestras throughout Europe, North America and the Far East. He has more recently made his debut with both the London Symphony Orchestra and Munich Philharmonic.

Amongst many accolades received for the series, the performance of the Triple Concerto on Volume 5, which featured pianist Boris Berezovsky, was chosen as a "Building a Library" choice on BBC Radio 3's CD Review programme.

Personnel: Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)


  1. Name
  2. The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43, Ouverture. Adagio
  3. Introduction. Allegro non troppo
  4. I. Poco Adagio
  5. II. Adagio
  6. III. Allegro vivace
  7. IV. Zweiter Akt. Maestoso, Andante
  8. V. Adagio
  9. VI. Un poco adagio, Allegro
  10. VII. Grave
  11. VIII. Allegro con brio
  12. IX. Adagio
  13. X. Pastorale. Allegro
  14. XI. Andante
  15. XII. Maestoso
  16. XIII. Allegro
  17. XIV. Andante
  18. XV. Andantino
  19. XVI. Finale. Allegretto
  20. Twelve Menuets, Wo0 7, I
  21. II
  22. III
  23. IV
  24. V
  25. VI
  26. VII
  27. VIII
  28. IX
  29. X
  30. XI
  31. XII
  32. Twelve German Dances, Wo0 8, I
  33. II
  34. III
  35. IV
  36. V
  37. VI
  38. VII
  39. VIII
  40. IX
  41. X
  42. XI
  43. XII
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