Saturday, January 29, 2011

1/29 Triple Concertos on Historical Instruments, Historical Masters

Here's a great concert featuring conductor Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century (Orkest van de Achttiende Eeuw). Maestro Brüggen and the O.18thC. are one of the most most famous of the "early music groups" - that is, they play period instruments in the "historically-informed" style in search of the most authentic music performance practice possible. This usually means a "grittier" sound and less orchestra members. Personally, I'm a big fan of some of these groups...

Amsterdam Cellobiennale, 10.11.6, with Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century, All Beethoven Program

Part 1: 12 Minuets, WoO.7 (1795)

Part 2: Triple Concerto in C, Opus 56

Jean-Guihen Queyras: Cello
Isabelle Faust: Violin
Kristian Bezuidenhout: Piano

I also just came across a performance of the Triple Concerto by some old masters by the names of Richter, Oistrakh, Rostropovich and Kirill Kondrashin.  The first 3 of course are no strangers to the Daily Beethoven.  So you KNOW this will be good (despite the 'archival' nature of the sound fidelity...).  There exists a studio recording of this group with Kondrashin switched out for "Herb" von Karajan (which Richter later said he hated) so maybe this is the one to own...
Mstislav Rostropovich: Cello
David Oistrakh: Violin
Sviatoslav Richter: Piano
Kirill Kondrashin: Conductor


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