Beethoven - The Creatures of Prometheus | Naxos 8573853

Beethoven - The Creatures of Prometheus

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573853

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 13th September 2019

Contents

Artists

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Leif Segerstam

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

The Creatures of Prometheus, op.43

Artists

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Leif Segerstam

About

Beethoven was commissioned to write his first stage work – a ballet score for Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (‘The Creatures of Prometheus’) – for the dancer and choreographer Salvatore Viganò, nephew of composer Luigi Boccherini. In the myth, Prometheus is punished by Zeus for stealing fire for the benefit of mankind; in the allegorical ballet, Prometheus brings Enlightenment ideas of art and science to humanity. The overture remains popular and the finale – the theme of which Beethoven was later to use in his ‘Eroica’ Symphony – offers a heroic conclusion.

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