A Beethoven Sestercentennial #2048
. . . celebrating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven (b. 1770) with some of few pieces he wrote for organ, and many that he didn’t!
BEETHOVEN: 2 Pieces for Organ (Allegro non piu molto in C, WoO 33; Präludium durch all Tonarten, Op. 39, no. 2) –Maria-Magdalena Kaczor (1786 Stieffell/Ludwigskirche, Langensteinbach, Germany) Aeolus 11111
BEETHOVEN (trans. Biesemans): Allegro con brio (i.), fr Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 19 –Pieter-Jelle de Boer, piano; Els Biesemans (2015 Grenzing/Radio France (ORTF) Auditorium, Paris) PD Archive (r. 5/8/16)
EDUARD BATISTE: Offertoire in B-flat, Op. 33 (after Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6). BATISTE: Grand Offertoire in F, Op. 35 (after Beethoven’s Violin Sonata, Op. 47) –Diego Innocenzi (1857 Merklin & Schütze/St. Mary’s Cathedral, Murcia, Spain) Aeolus 10731
Filler – BATISTE: Offertoire in B-flat (see above)
GUSTAV MERKEL: Variations on a Theme (fr Op. 109) of Beethoven, Op. 45 –Holger Gehring (1963 Jehmlich/Kreuzkirche, Dresden) Querstand 10211
BEETHOVEN (trans. Biesemans): Adagio (ii.) & Rondo (iii.), fr Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 19 –Pieter-Jelle de Boer, piano; Els Biesemans (2015 Grenzing/Radio France (ORTF) Auditorium, Paris) PD Archive (r. 5/8/16)
Filler – BEETHOVEN: Symphony 5 (see above)
Despite having studied and played the organ in his youth, Beethoven (like Mozart) composed relatively few…and no significant…pieces for the instrument. Others have made up for that.
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