Beethoven, die Sinfonien 1-3

Compagnia di Punto Beethoven Sinfonien 1-3

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonies 1-3 in arrangements from Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838) and Carl Friedrich Ebers (1770-1836)

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As part of the Ludwig van Beethoven Year 2020 - the 250th anniversary of the birth of the German-born Viennese master -, the Compagnia di Punto has made a recording of his first three symphonies.

How is this special?

A remarkable aspect of this recording is that Beethoven’s symphonies, today considered as untouchable and virtually sacred monuments, are here performed by the Compagnia di Punto in arrangements realized by Beethoven’s contemporaries for a chamber ensemble made up of only ten instrumentalists.

While this may be considered an affront to some purists, this recording will be welcomed by classical music fans with an open mind as an absolute rarity. On one hand, original arrangements of famous works reveal how loosely the "musical pantheon" could be treated during Beethoven’s time; on the other hand, they manage to cast a completely new light on musical works that are known inside out. With exceptional works such as Beethoven’s symphonies, this is an especially rewarding undertaking.