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Beethoven: Center of Gravity: Disc 4 (2005)

<em>Beethoven: Center of Gravity:</em> Disc 4

Such works as Beethoven’s “Ghost” Trio, op. 70, no. 1, represent what the composer himself identified as a “new path” in his compositional language. This “new path” paved the way for the Romantic generation to emerge. Carl Maria von Weber, Beethoven’s contemporary, is often considered the first true Romantic. His Clarinet Quintet, though more reflective of the genteel Viennese salon than Beethoven’s impassioned “Ghost” Trio, nevertheless extends the Classical language of Haydn and Mozart into a more extroverted, operatic style. Robert Schumann’s famous Dichterliebe song cycle, which sets the poetry of Heinrich Heine, demonstrates the sturm und drang aesthetic of the Romantic generation with its tragic hero’s fits of manic ecstasy and depression.

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Selections

Piano Trio in D Major, op. 70, no. 1, Geistertrio ("Ghost" Trio) | Ludwig van Beethoven (26:33)

  • Derek Han, Piano
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Ronald Thomas, Cello

Grosses Quintett ("Grand Quintet") for Clarinet and Strings in B-flat Major | Carl Maria von Weber (24:25)

  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Miró Quartet

Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love) | Robert Schumann (28:04)

  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Christòpheren Nomura, Baritone

Artists

  • Derek Han, Piano
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Miró Quartet, String Quartet
  • Christòpheren Nomura, Baritone
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Ronald Thomas, Cello

Music@Menlo LIVE?s Beethoven: Center of Gravity series commemorates the festival?s third season, a tribute to the profound influence of Ludwig van Beethoven on the history of Western music.

<em>Beethoven: Center of Gravity:</em> Disc 4 Total Time: 1:20:04
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2005