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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3; Rodion Shchedrin: 'Beethoven's Heiligenstadter Testament' (2008), symphonic fragment / Bavarian Radio SO

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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
>Shchedrin, Rodion : Beethovens Heiligenstädter Testament Symphonisches Fragment für Orchester
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Notes & Reviews:

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.

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Recording information: Munich, Herkulessaal (10/18/2012/10/19/2012); Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig (10/18/2012/10/19/2012); Munich, Herkulessaal (12/18/2008/12/19/2008); Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig (12/18/2008/12/19/2008).



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Munich, Herkulessaal (10/18/2012/10/19/2012)
  • Running Time: 47 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1803
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Shchedrin, Rodion : Beethovens Heiligenstädter Testament Symphonisches Fragment für Orchester :: Maestoso con grave
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig (12/18/2008/12/19/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2008
  • Studio/Live: Live