New Releases: Beethoven’s World – Reinhard Goebel; Haydn & Stamitz – Ana de la Vega

10 February 2020, 10:00 | Updated: 10 February 2020, 10:01

Haydn & Stamitz and Beethoven's World
Haydn & Stamitz and Beethoven's World. Picture: Sony Classics / Pentatone

By Sian Hamer

Throughout the week Classic FM’s presenters bring you the best new recordings, including world exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases. This week: Beethoven’s World – Clement: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 by Reinhard Goebel and Haydn & Stamitz by Ana de la Vega and Ramón Ortega Quero.

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Beethoven's World - Clement: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Beethoven's World - Clement: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2. Picture: Sony Classics

Beethoven’s World - Clement: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 – Reinhard Goebel

Sony Classics

To celebrate 250 years since the birth of Beethoven, German conductor-violinist Reinhard Goebel has embarked on a project exploring and uncovering unknown works by the legendary composer and his contemporaries.

This latest release includes Franz Joseph Clement’s two violin concertos, and marks the world premiere recording of the second concerto.

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Clement was considered one of the great violin virtuosos of his time, to whom Beethoven dedicated his Violin Concerto. He wrote on the score: “Concerto par Clemenza pour Clement”.

Beethoven first met Clement in 1794, when he attended a performance in Vienna by the young musician – just 14 years old at the time.

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Haydn & Stamitz by Ana de la Vega and Ramón Ortega Quero
Haydn & Stamitz by Ana de la Vega and Ramón Ortega Quero. Picture: Pentatone

Haydn & Stamitz by Ana de la Vega and Ramón Ortega Quero

Pentatone

Flautist Ana de la Vega joins oboist Ramón Ortega Quero, alongside the Trondheim Soloists, in this latest release.

Together they explore the special relationship between the flute and oboe, through concertos by Haydn and Stamitz.

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The album includes Haydn’s Concerto for 2 Lire Organizzate and Orchestra No. 1 in C Major; his Concerto for 2 Lire Organizzate and Orchestra No. 3 in G major; and Stamitz’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major; and his Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra in G major.

Australian flautist Ana de la Vega was a student of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, where she studied under both Catherine Cantin and Philippe Pierlot. Since then, de la Vega has performed globally as a soloist and chamber musician.

Ramón Ortega Quero is a two-time ECHO Award winner, who became a member of the Andalusian Youth Orchestra at just twelve years old. He is currently Principal Oboe of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and has performed alongside some of the greatest living conductors.