Beethoven

Classical Spotlight
9:19 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto Gets New Orchestration for Strings

James Dick and John Clare

James Dick has a good relationship with the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin and conductor Mischa Rachlevsky; in fact they have performed together previously in Texas, as well as in Moscow.

"They're the finest players in Russia, either in the conservatory or playing professionally," says soloist James Dick. "It is a pleasure to work with them. I can also guarantee you haven't heard Beethoven like this before, a new orchestration that has written the wind parts out for the strings and piano. It is breathtaking!"

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Classical Spotlight
3:08 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

New Set of Beethoven - HJ Lim Records 30 Sonatas by Beethoven

Latest from HJ Lim, courtesy of EMI Classics

In August 2010, HJ Lim performed the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas over eight consecutive days in Paris and one year later she went on to record the complete cycle for EMI Classics with whom she now records exclusively.

In an interview with host John Clare, HJ talks about leaving two of the sonatas out (Beethoven did not approve of their publication, his brother did!) and about choosing the right tempi that Beethoven wanted.

 

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