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Post  misery guts on Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:02 am

BBC Proms '15: Beethoven's 9th Symphony in D Minor
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, led by Andres Nelsen, did the honours, in his last go at working with them after a relationship of many years. The 4th movement, with the "Ode to Joy" bit, remains most entertaining.

BBC Proms '15: Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto & Choral Fantasy
This time it was the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with Leif Ove Andsnes doing the piano solos. As well as these 2 pieces, they also did Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks" and Schoenberg's "Peace on Earth". So that was good.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:50 am

Inevitably with the summer Proms series, there's going to be a few shows with his works on them:

BBC Proms '15: Pastoral Symphonies
The Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Sir Nicholas Collon, delivered on Brett Dean's Pastoral Symphony, Anna Meredith's quite short Smatterhowl (?) and finally LvB's 6th Symphony, the Pastoral one. Great stuff, as usual.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:41 am

Friday Night at the Proms: Barenboim & the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Legendary conductor Daniel Barenboim and his band put on a show over 2 hours, running through stuff by Schoenberg, Beethoven (the Triple Concerto) and Tchaikowsky, with bonuses from Sibelius, Colinka and Mores. Barenboim told the crowd that it was the day before the 65th anniversary of his 1st concert, he being 72. He remains as good as his orchestra.
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Post  misery guts on Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:48 am

Concerto - A Beethoven Journey
Pianist & conductor Leif Ove Andsnes spent 4 years playing nothing but Beethoven, with the centre of this project being LvB's 5 Piano Concertos. Around this journey was woven the story of Ludwig, and LOA's own career too. It was OK.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:32 am

Herbert Blomstedt conducts Orchestre de Paris
At La Salle Pleyel, in Jan 2013, they mainly did Beethoven's 1st Piano Concerto, with brief encores of pieces by Brahms and Chopin. Lars Vogt was the pianist shouldering the burden.

The Secret of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
British journalist Ian Hislop tries to discern if, after 200 years, there's still more to be said about one of the most famous pieces of classical music ever composed. Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardener gamely used his orchestra to perform the piece and talk about his theories that it was heavily indebted to the recent French Revolution, its swift tempo and dramatic opening exemplifying the upheavals of the time. Though its Viennese premiere didn't go well, the reaction in Paris was far more appropriate, and the rest was history.
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Post  misery guts on Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:17 am

Playing Beethoven's Fifth
Sir John Eliot Gardener again, with his Orchestre Revoluionnaire et Romantique, here using period instruments instead of modern ones, playing Symphony #5 in C Minor. Da da da daaaa! indeed.
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Post  misery guts on Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:02 am

A Late Quartet
Christopher Walken and Philip Seymour Hoffman are members of a string quartet about to reach their 25th year together. BUT! Walken has been diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson's disease, and this cues other members to express long-buried resentments. Happily, they resolve these in the dramatic end scene where they perform a famous piece by Beethoven without notes. Despite the schmaltzy backdrop of a wintry New York, the leads easily make good use of the plot.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:54 am

Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D Major, op.61
Riccardo Chailly conducted the Gewandhausorchester at Leipzig, at the Gewwandhaus itself, with Nikolai Znaider doing the honours on the violin. A pleasant production.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:28 am

Play On!
The marrer to the edition I saw a month or two back, again with 5 people championing a piece of classical music. Amongst the contributors were Katie Melia, Myleene Klass and Dionne Bromfield, and amongst the tunes were 'Rhapsody in Blue', by Gershwin, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and Beethoven's 5th Symphony. Whether the show succeeds in persuading kids, I don't know, but I'd like to hope so.

Nobuyuki Tsujii - Live at Carnegie Hall
Blind prodigy makes concert debut on Nov 10, 2011. He played various pieces on piano, by the like of Beethoven, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Chopin, and ended with one of his own compositions. Fine enough work.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:21 am

Aled Jones - Fy Nhaith Glasurol
Aled's quest led him to Rudesheim, which was a holiday spot for Brahms, part of the Rheingas wine region, home to Lorelei Rock, and a World Heritage site. But then he went on to Bonn, birthplace of Beethoven. Unlike Salzburg and its Mozart fix, Bonn is relatively understated. Both Ludwig's father and grand-father were musical. Ludwig later moved to Vienna, where he was tutored by Haydn, and tipped to supplant Mozart. Aled then moved on to Cologne, which inspired Schumann and Beethoven, and has its own Philharmonic Hall. Finally, he went to Amsterdam, and after considering museums to Van Gogh and Rembrandt, went to the Concert-Gebouw, which was visited by Liszt and remains a top concert gig.
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