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Edition Hofkapelle Vol. 2 Anton Reicha Andreas Romberg  Paul Wineberger  Mikhail Ovrutsky, Violine Beethoven Orchester Bonn Dirk Kaftan, Dirigent MDG 938 2261-6  SACD Super Audio CD MDG - Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm Rare Repertoire . Outstanding Performances . Audiophile Sound Dabringhaus und Grimm Audiovision GmbH

Edition Hofkapelle Vol. 2


Anton Reicha

(1770 – 1836)

Andreas Romberg

(1767 – 1821)

Paul Wineberger

(1758 – 1821)

Mikhail Ovrutsky, violin
Beethoven Orchester Bonn
Dirk Kaftan, conductor

 

MDG 938 2261-6

SACD

Price: 21,99 €

 

Authentic

The Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the legitimate successor of the original 18th century Churcöllnische Hofkapelle, recreates the atmosphere of courtly musical culture from Beethoven’s youth, when aristocratic dilettantes and travelling soloists shared the stage with young virtuosos. Volume 2, with works by Anton Reicha, Andreas Romberg and Paul Wineberger in three-dimensional 2+2+2 format, immerses the listener in the natural acoustics of the original concert hall where these pieces were once premiered.

 

Sophisticated

The reigning taste was for the newest and most challenging repertoire, which confirmed the reputedly sleepy provincial Rhineland as a centre for the avant-garde. Just how high the standard of playing was can be heard in Romberg's Violin Concerto. Concertmaster Mikhael Ovrutsky performs the highly virtuosic solo part with captivating brilliance. The orchestral accompaniment is full of lovingly crafted details: a touchingly novel harmony here, a clever contrapuntal line there, all executed with artistic conviction and a keen sense of proportion under the baton of Dirk Kaftan.

Contemporary

Paul Wineberger was so impressed by the world-class quality of the orchestra that wrote half a dozen symphonies for them. His D Major Symphony includes several virtuosic solo passages for the wind players of the Hofkapelle to showcase their amazing individual abilities. The piece is also distinguished by its rich orchestral sound and its experimental formal approach. Here it is performed again by the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn for the first time in over 200 years.

 

Sensational

The music library of Habsburg Elector Maximilian Franz comprised some 3,500 titles and was thus considerably more extensive than that of his brother Joseph at the Viennese Court. One of the most radical pieces of the collection is the introduction to Reicha's "Grande Overture". The melodic twists and harmonic progressions are so bold that it would have been considered hypermodern even in Paris in the 1840’s! This is followed by something truly unorthodox - the extended Allegro is in 5/8 time throughout!

"Welch großartige Funde man doch immer noch machen kann! Sogar mitten im Herzen der Klassik. Das Beethoven Orchester interpretiert alles mit großer Begeisterung an der Experimentierfreude, der Lust am Neuen und auch am eigenen handwerklichen Können, das hier in jedem Takt hervorscheint." - Klassik Festival

"...eine gelungene Fortsetzung... Neu und originell... mit einem großen Klangspektrum sowie mitreißender Verve."
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Klassik.com

Edition Hofkapelle Vol. 2 Anton Reicha Andreas Romberg  Paul Wineberger  Mikhail Ovrutsky, Violine Beethoven Orchester Bonn Dirk Kaftan, Dirigent MDG 938 2261-6  SACD Super Audio CD MDG - Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm Rare Repertoire . Outstanding Performances . Audiophile Sound Dabringhaus und Grimm Audiovision GmbH

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