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The Complete Works for Pianoforte and Violin Vol 1
Ludwig van Beethoven

Johannes Leertouwer / Julian Reynolds

The Complete Works for Pianoforte and Violin Vol 1

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Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525600300
Catnr: GLO 6003
Release date: 19 August 2002
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Label
Globe
UPC
8711525600300
Catalogue number
GLO 6003
Release date
19 August 2002
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About the album

This is the first volume of the first ever absolutely complete recording of all of Beethoven's works for pianoforte and violin - not only because all the original repeats were made, but also because the three early, and extremely good works for pianoforte and violin are included, which Beethoven wrote before he embarked on his venture to explore to the fullest the combination of piano and violin. In our striving after a textually faithful performance of these works, we have come to the conclusion that a 19th century piano with a proper Viennese action would be the most suitable instrument, also because its dynamic possibilities fit so well those of the violin. The piano we eventually found was built by Peter Rosenberger in Vienna, 1845, with the original leather hammer heads, a great clarity, a beautiful 'cello- like' bass and a clear voice-leading in the chords which is very important for bringing out all of Beethoven's original musical thoughts and ideas. The piano was completely restored and restrung by Frits Janmaat with as a result an incomparable instrument with all the expressiveness it possessed when it first left Rosenberger's Viennese workshop in 1845! Johannes Leertouwer plays an outstandingly beautiful violin, also in mint condition, built by Jacob Stainer in 1663.
These performances will be a revelation even to people who think that they know these works inside-out, not only because of the historical and musicological aspects, but even more so because of the intensity of the performances • this is the way Beethoven should be played!

Het eerste volume van een serie met alle werken voor pianoforte en viool van Beethoven
Dit is het eerste volume van de eerste complete reeks opnamen van al Beethovens werken voor pianoforte en viool. Dit is niet alleen omdat alle originele herhalingen gespeeld worden, maar ook omdat de reeks de drie vroege en zeer goede werken voor pianoforte en viool bevat die Beethoven componeerde voor hij begon aan zijn onderneming om de combinatie van piano en viool ten volle te ontdekken.

In het streven naar een tekstueel getrouwe uitvoering van de werken zijn de uitvoerenden tot de conclusie gekomen dat een echte 19e-eeuwse Weense piano het meest geschikte instrument zou zijn, mede omdat zijn dynamische mogelijkheden zo goed bij die van de viool aansluiten. De piano die uiteindelijk werd gekozen werd gemaakt door Peter Rosenberger in 1845 in Wenen, met de originele leren hamerkoppen, een grote helderheid, een prachtige ‘cello-achtige’ bas en duidelijke stemvoering in de akkoorden, wat zeer van belang is in het naar voren brengen van alle originele muzikale ideeën en gedachten van Beethoven. De piano werd volledig hersteld en van nieuwe snaren voorzien door Frits Janmaat, met als resultaat een onvergelijkbaar instrument met alle expressiviteit die het bezat toen het de werkplaats van Rosenberger voor het eerst verliet! Johannes Leertouwer speelt op een opmerkelijk mooie viool, gebouwd door Jacob Stainer in 1663, en ook zo goed als nieuw.

Deze uitvoeringen zullen zelfs voor mensen die denken deze werken door en door te kennen een openbaring zijn, niet alleen vanwege de historische en musicologische aspecten, maar nog meer vanwege de intensiteit van de uitvoeringen. Dit is de manier waarop Beethoven uitgevoerd zou moeten worden!

Artist(s)

Johannes Leertouwer

Johannes Leertouwer is chief conductor and artistic director of the recently formed Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht. In September of 2009, he conducted this orchestra in an exciting and much praised debut which featured a program of Stravinsky and Ravel and he will continue to lead the NPU in a series of concerts and special projects in the coming years. The orchestra performs on period instruments as well as repertoire of the nineteenth- and early twentieth century. It also features an extensive educational program, and therefore clearly carries the signature of its chief conductor. Johannes Leertouwer studied conducting with David Porcelijn and the legendary Finnish professor Jorma Panula, He has worked as guest conductor with various orchestras, such as the Noord Nederlands Orkest, choir...
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Johannes Leertouwer is chief conductor and artistic director of the recently formed Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht.
In September of 2009, he conducted this orchestra in an exciting and much praised debut which featured a program of Stravinsky and Ravel and he will continue to lead the NPU in a series of concerts and special projects in the coming years. The orchestra performs on period instruments as well as repertoire of the nineteenth- and early twentieth century. It also features an extensive educational program, and therefore clearly carries the signature of its chief conductor.
Johannes Leertouwer studied conducting with David Porcelijn and the legendary Finnish professor Jorma Panula, He has worked as guest conductor with various orchestras, such as the Noord Nederlands Orkest, choir and orchestra of the Netherlands Bach Society. He has also worked with orchestras in Belgium, France, Japan and Mexico. From 1989 to 2006 he was artistic director and conductor of the Netherlands Youth String Orchestra, and also conducted various projects at European conservatories in Paris, Antwerp, Leipzig and Amsterdam.
After studying violin with Bouw Lemkes in Amsterdam and Josef Suk in Vienna and Prague, Johannes Leertouwer decided to specialize in historical performance practice. He worked as concertmaster and soloist with a number of international period instrument ensembles and orchestras, such as Anima Eterna, and the orchestra and choir of the Nederlandse Bach Vereniging.
Together with his duo partners Menno van Delft (harpsichord) and Julian Reynolds (fortepiano) he has made a series of CD recordings on the Globe label which feature works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann. With the Schönbrunn Ensemble, of which he has been a member since its founding in 1987, he performs both in the Netherlands and abroad. He has also made a series of CD’s with this ensemble, the most recent of which contains works of Graf, Reicha and Ries. In 2006, the Mozart year, Johannes Leertouwer was the soloist and conductor in a highly acclaimed CD-recording of the complete works for violin and orchestra by Mozart (Challenge).
Since 1989 he has been a professor of violin at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. He gives masterclasses and guest teaches in many countries both within and outside of Europe. As a conductor he is able to draw not only on his years of experience with the ensembles and orchestras that are leading the way in historical performance practice, but also on his experience in Romantic and twentieth-century orchestral practice. Already during his violin studies he worked with world famous conductors such as Haitink, Abbado, Bernstein and Harnoncourt.
Johannes Leertouwer is a conductor with a broad repertoire and an exceptionally acute consciousness of style. From his specialization, the Viennese Classics, he has built up his repertoire without limiting himself to any particular style period. Among the works he has conducted are Sibelius’ Symphony No.5, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion; he has also conducted world premieres of works by Patricio Wang, Maurice Horsthuis, Frank Agsteribbe and others.

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Composer(s)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob...
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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Disc #1
01.
Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1: I. Allegro
09:14
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
02.
Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1: II. Tema con Varizioni. Andante con moto
07:22
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
03.
Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12 No. 1: III. Rondo. Allegro
04:48
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
04.
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12 No.2: I. Allegro vivace
06:08
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
05.
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12 No.2: II. Andante più tosto Allegretto
07:11
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
06.
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12 No.2: III. Allegro piacévole
04:48
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
07.
Sonata No.3 in Eb Major, Op. 12, No. 3: I. Allegro con spirito
08:58
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
08.
Sonata No.3 in Eb Major, Op. 12, No. 3: II. Allegro con molto espressione
07:40
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
09.
Sonata No.3 in Eb Major, Op. 12, No. 3: III. Rondo. allegro molto
04:28
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds

Disc #2
01.
Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23: I. Presto
07:28
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
02.
Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23: II. Andante scherzoso più Allegretto
08:19
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
03.
Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 23: III. Allegro molto
05:06
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
04.
Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24: I. Allegro
10:15
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
05.
Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24: II. Adagio molto espressivo
06:53
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
06.
Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
01:16
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
07.
Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24: IV. Rondo. Ellegro ma non troppo
06:13
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
08.
Twelve Variations on Mozart's 'Se vuol Ballare': I. Theme. Allegretto
00:41
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
09.
Twelve Variations on Mozart's 'Se vuol Ballare': II. Variations I-XII - Coda
11:06
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
10.
Rondo in G Major, WoO 41: I. Allegro
04:24
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
11.
Six German Dances, WoO 42: I. Dances I - VI
05:00
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Johannes Leertouwer, Julian Reynolds
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