Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven and Shchedrin | BR Klassik 900134

Mariss Jansons conducts Beethoven and Shchedrin

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Label: BR Klassik

Cat No: 900134

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th August 2015

Contents

Artists

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Conductor

Mariss Jansons

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony no.3 in E flat major, op.55 'Eroica'

Shchedrin, Rodion

Beethoven's Heiligenstadt Testament

Artists

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Conductor

Mariss Jansons

About

The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks has already performed Beethoven symphony cycles on several occasions. Mariss Jansons has now extended the cycle concept in two respects: with works specially commissioned from contemporary composers, who have contributed their own musical reflections on Beethoven symphonies, and by presenting these outstanding concert events on the record market as a series of live recordings.

Following the excellent response from critics and audiences for the award-winning Complete Edition (BR-KLASSIK, 900119), BR-KLASSIK now presents the symphonies on individual CDs. The first of these is the Symphony No.3 in E Flat, op.55, in a live recording made in 2012 in Munich's Herkulessaal, accompanied by a work of the Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin (born 1932).

For his symphonic fragment 'Beethoven's Heiligenstadt Testament', Schedrin has selected the devastating document written around the same time as the Eroica in which the composer described the progressive deafness that almost drove him to suicide.

Live Recording: Munich, 2012 (Beethoven) / 2008 (Shchedrin)

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