Tuesday, October 22, 2013

An actual concert program... Beethoven, Schoenberg and Mozart.

In the excellent facebook group called "Elitist Classical Music Pricks", there was an announcement of a concert with, to say the least, a wondrous stew of programming... 
On october 18th, 2013 the National Philharmonic of Ukraine performed in sequence: 

Beethoven - Wellington's Sieg overture op 92
Schoenberg - Piano concerto op. 42
Mozart - Symphony no 41 in C-major KV 551 "Jupiter"

It reminded me of  Belgian comics anti-hero Guust Flater favorite sandwich;
Anchovies, strawberry jam and-some-fine-whipped-cream... :-)
With some imagination, I can think of the relationsip "war" in Schoenberg's wartime written concerto and Beethoven's "Slacht bei Vittoria", but what -By Jupiter- Mozart has to do with that... 

Well, never afraid to tray anything new, here is a re-creation of that same program again...!
As I could not find any recording by the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the pick fell on the Cincinatti Symphony orchestra under Erich Kunzel in Wellington's Sieg and live recordings by the New York Philharmonic under their new principal conductor Alan Gilbert in Schoenberg and Mozart, with Emanuel Ax as soloist in the Piano Concerto. 
Well enjoy this wonderous program and tell me what you think of it. 
Ever heard an equal weird program live? Tell me!

(One hour four minutes Beethoven - Schoenberg - Mozart stew...)

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