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November 6, 2020

Pitchfork Request Line: How to Deal With 2020

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“I don’t go into a session intending to make any kind of statement. I’m looking for the mysterious,…

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Unknown On ClassicsToday: Schubert in Love (or gone Wild?)

Schubert Gone Wild

Review by: Jens F. Laurson

Artistic Quality: ?

Sound Quality: ?

Here’s a recording the success of which depends entirely on how you approach it. If you think of it as a classical Lied recital that experiments, you’ll likely regard it as an experiment gone wrong. Come to it as a folk-blues-country-jazz-crooner album (or whatever genre you might associate it with)

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Beethoven Unleashed: Titan

This week, Donald Macleod explores Ludwig van Beethoven’s life through the years of 1822-1824 – a period during which the composer completed his greatest late masterpieces. It was also a time at which Beethoven became acutely aware of his own mortality, struggling with both his dwindling finances and his deteriorating health, and sought help from, among others, his brother Johann and a new secretary – Anton Schindler.

Composer of the Week is returning to the story of Beethoven’s life and music throughout 2020. Part of Radio 3’s Beethoven Unleashed season marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Music Featured:

Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 (II. Molto Vivace – Presto)
Missa Solemnis, Op.123 – Sanctus – Pleni sunt cœli – Osanna
Music for Consecration of the House, WoO. 98
Fidelio, Op.72 – O namenlose Freude!
Piano Sonata no 32 in C minor, Op.111
Bundeslied, Op. 122 “In allen guten Stunden”
String Quartet in E-flat major, Op.127 (I. Maestoso – Allegro)
Missa Solemnis, Op.123 – Credo: Credo – Et Incarnatus Est
Bagatelles, Op 119 nos. 1-6
Missa Solemnis, Op.123 – Gloria
Gratulations Menuett, WoO 3
Missa Solemnis, Op.123 – Credo: Et ressurexit
Opferlied, Op.121b
Diabelli Variations, Op.120 (Nos 30, 32 & 33)
Symphony no. 9, Op.125 (I. Allegro ma non troppo)
Ta ta ta, WoO162
Consecration of House Overture, Op.124
Missa Solemnis, Op.123 – Agnus Dei: Dona Nobis Pacem
Waltz in E-flat major, WoO 84
Symphony no.9, Op.125 (III. Adagio molto e cantabile)
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 ‘Tempest’ – III. Allegretto
Missa Solemnis, Op.123 – Kyrie: Kyrie Eleison
Der Kuss, Op.128
Symphony No. 9, Op.125 (IV. Presto – Allegro ma non troppo)
Bagatelles for piano, op.126

Presented by Donald Mcleod

Producer: Sam Phillips

For full track listings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Beethoven Unleashed: Titan

And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here:

from Composer of the Week

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