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Beethoven | Ideals of the French Revolution

  • Release date: 2008

Label: Analekta, 2008
Catalogue: AN 2 9940-1

2009 JUNO Award Winner

Artists

Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano
Maximilian Schell, narration
OSM Chorus
Marika Kuzma, Chorus Director

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Kent Nagano, conductor

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Tracklisting

Disc 1

The General for orchestra with soprano, choir and narrator
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
An original text written by author, critic, librettist, and musicologist Paul Griffiths as a tribute to Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire.

1 Overture [Egmont: Ouverture]
2 No.1 Song: A drum in the distance  [Egmont: No.1, Song: Die Trommel gerühret]
3 No.2 Melodrama: One thing I learned [König Stephan: No.7, Melodrama]
4 No.3 Melodrama: Informants, spies [König Stephan: No.5, Melodrama]
5 No.4 Interlude 1 [Egmont: No.6, Entr’acte 4]
6 No.5 Interlude 2 [Leonore Prohaska: Funeral March]
7 No.6 Interlude 3 / Melodrama: I could do something [Egmont: No.2, Entr’acte 1]
8 No.7 Interlude 4 [Egmont: No.3, Entr’acte 2]
9 No.8 Interlude 5 [Egmont: No.7, Clara’s Death]
10 No.9 Melodrama: I was one human being [Egmont: No.8, Melodrama]
11 No.10 Song: Lost and despairing [Egmont: No.4, Song: Freudvoll und leidvoll]
12 No.11 Interlude 6 [Egmont: No.5, Entr’acte 3]
13 No.12 Interlude 7 [König Stephan: No.8, Solemn March]
14 No.13 Melodrama: I had nothing to say to these people [König Stephan: No.8, Melodrama from Grave risoluto e ben marcato]
15 No.14 ‘Victory Symphony’ [Egmont: No.9]
16 No.15 Finale [Opferlied, Op.121b]

DISC 2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op. 67

1 Allegro con brio
2 Andante con moto
3 Allegro
4 Allegro

Egmont, Op. 85 (excerpts)

5 Overture
6 Lied Die Trommel gerühret, No.1
7 Lied Freudvoll und leidvoll, No.4
8 Opferlied  (“Die Flamme lodert”), Op. 121b

Reviews

“Adrianne Pieczonka makes crystalline sounds.”

Montreal Gazette, 5 April 2008

“Adrianne Pieczonka the bright-toned soloist.”

Gramophone, July 2009

“…in its world premiere here, The General sounds both wholly integrated and totally compelling….Soprano Adrianne Pieczonkaexcels in her two songs from Egmont and in the Opferlied.”

AllMusic

“the excerpts from Beethoven’s incidental music to the play are done well, including a noble solo from Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka.”

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