New Releases: Romances for Violin; Beethoven’s The Creatures of Prometheus
12 August 2019, 10:10 | Updated: 12 August 2019, 11:33
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Romances for Violin – Davide Alogna (violin)
The collection weaves through beautiful Romantic repertoire, which varies in mood and style – from the delicacy and restraint of Beethoven's Romance, to Dvořák’s spritely F minor Romance.
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Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus – Warren Lee (piano)
Originally a ballet (and the only full ballet Beethoven composed), The Creatures of Prometheus was commissioned by dancer and choreographer Salvatore Viganò, and premiered in 1801.
Its finale may be especially familiar: Beethoven used its main theme three years later in his famous ‘Eroica’ symphony.
Here, pianist Warren Lee performs the piano transcriptions of Beethoven’s sumptuous symphonic score.