Beethoven Recomposed

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Cello Sonata No. 3 in A, Op. 69, Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47 “Kreutzer” (both arr. solo instrument and string orchestra by Paul Struck [b.1961]).

Catalogue Number: 11W069

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.579081

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Russian born arranger Paul Struck has arranged two of the composer’s great mid-period chamber masterpieces for soloist and string ensemble. Expanding the sonorities of the ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata – Beethoven’s most important chamber work for violin – allows the sonata’s concertante quality to emerge in a new light. The Cello Sonata No. 3 equally succeeds in conceiving the piano part for ensemble, while exploring fullness of sound and maintaining transparency of texture. Luka Coetzee (cello), Miclen LaiPang (violin), LGT Young Soloists; Alexander Gilman.


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