Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Orchester / Thomas Hengelbrock
- Classical Music
»I am delighted every time I hear a new work from your pen, and am more interested in it than in my own music. In short, I admire and love you«, Beethoven once wrote to Luigi Cherubini in Paris. The great Viennese composer was notoriously grumpy, and rarely had any friendly words for other people; but for this fellow composer he apparently made an exception. Not only did he hold his Italian colleague’s music in the utmost esteem during his lifetime: he even wished Cherubini’s Requiem to be played at his own funeral.
Thomas Hengelbrock and his Balthasar Neumann Ensembles take a closer look at this musical friendship. What did the hot-headed innovator Beethoven have in common with the subtle drama of the classically-minded Cherubini?
Hengelbrock and his ensembles have long since gained a firm place on the Hamburg music scene. They regularly delight audiences with cleverly designed concert programmes played on historic instruments. With Beethoven’s pathbreaking »Eroica« and Cherubini’s deeply serious Requiem in C minor, they show once again their ability to entice entirely new sounds from works we think we know well.
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Orchester ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sinfonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur op. 55 »Eroica«
- Interval -
Requiem für Chor und Orchester c-Moll
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