Tuesday, November 16, 2010
11/16 Beethoven's Homework, Orchestrated
Anyways I recently came across this fascinating item on a vinyl restoration blog: Alexander Brott's "Young Prometheus, Contrapunctal Studies of Beethoven, Transcribed and Arranged for Late 18th Century Orchestra". I'm pretty sure Beethoven never imagined in his wildest dreams that his homework with Albrechtsberger would get arranged for full orchestra, but there you have it. Actually I quite like it, it's a fascinating new look at some very obscure Beethoveniana....
Here's Prelude and Fugue in E minor (originally for String Trio, Hess 29)
and here's Double Fugue with 3 subjects in F major (Triple Fugue, Hess 244 nr. 2)
I haven't used Soundcloud for awhile because sometimes the widgets don't work - I hope they fixed the problem....
There's also quite alot of midi files of these counterpoint studies at the Unheard Beethoven. Interesting stuff.