Beethoven - Symphony no.3; Ravel - Valses nobles et sentimentales | Helicon HEL029653

Beethoven - Symphony no.3; Ravel - Valses nobles et sentimentales

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Label: Helicon

Cat No: HEL029653

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 21st September 2018

Contents

Artists

Israel Philharmonic Orchestral

Conductor

Giuseppe Sinopoli

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

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

Ravel, Maurice

Valses nobles et sentimentales

Artists

Israel Philharmonic Orchestral

Conductor

Giuseppe Sinopoli

About

Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in live recordings of works by Beethoven and Ravel, performed at Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium on 28 October 1993.

It was Beethoven’s original intention that his Third Symphony should be entitled “Bonaparte”, in honour of Napoleon Bonaparte. However, when Napoleon crowned himself ‘Emperor’ he became, in Beethoven’s eyes, “only another tyrannical despot”. Beethoven finally named the work “Sinfonia Eroica” (Italian for Heroic Symphony) “composed in honour of a great man”.

Like many of Ravel’s works, Valses nobles et sentimenales was first written for piano and later orchestrated by the composer. Ravel composed the sequence of waltzes in an homage to Schubert.

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