From the 2009 Beethoven Festival Bonn
According to Paavo Järvi Beethoven’s composition of his nine symphonies can be compared to scaling a mountain. Beethoven opened the gate to musical romanticism the world over and was also the first composer who came to public attention as a freelance artist. Every symphony is part of a great development; every one has its own face.
The entire symphony cycle is performed by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, which has been a regular performer at the Bonn Beethoven Festival for many years. The audience will be presented with a bold revolutionary interpretation that also allows a cross reference to be made to two of the composer’s significant concertos:
The Concerto for piano, violin, cello and orchestra in C major op. 56 (»Triple Concerto«) and The Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 C major op. 15.
The orchestra has been honoured by the New York Times. It won The German Record Critics' Award 2007 for its recording of Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos 3 and 8. It was also honoured by leading Japanese critics in ist list of the Top Five Classical Concerts of the year 2006.
Paavo Järvi, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Tanja Tetzlaff, cello
Lars Vogt, piano
Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano
Christiane Oelze, soprano
Annely Peebo, mezzo-soprano
Simon O’Neill, tenor
Dietrich Henschel, baritone
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