Beethoven – Complete Orchestral Works Volume 5

Performing with: Mats Rondin (cello), Boris Berezovsky (piano), Urban Svensson (violin); Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro

Recommended Recording: Building a Library

BBC Radio 3


Beethoven’s Triple Concerto

The soloists step into the light again for this fifth release in the Simax-series with the complete orchestral music of Beethoven. In scale, the third concerto is conceived on slightly broader lines than those of the first two numbered concertos, which more closely emulate the classical proportions of Mozart’s examples in the genre. Yet in one other particular it follows Mozartian precedent in copying his device (employed uniquely in the C minor concerto, K491, of 1786) of allowing the soloist to continue after the first movement cadenza – in the standard classical coda the orchestra alone was heard from this point on. Beethoven’s next concerto was composed within a year or so of the premiere of Op.37, and is the only completed example in his output of a concerto for more than one instrument. A frequent practice in thedays of Vivaldi or Bach, the putting together of a pair or a group of soloists in the Baroque concerto metamorphosed into the Sinfonia concertante of the classical period, of which both Haydn and Mozart left notable examples.

Dausgaard leads with a sensitive ear to the poetry and somewhat melancoly expression found in both these concertos, engaging the orchestra in ’chamber musical’ ensemble with the soloists. But there are massive outbursts as well, in sparkling performance!


Beethoven: Muzik Zu Einem Ritterballett, Woo 1.
1. Marsch
2. Deutscher Gesang
3. Jagdlied
4. Romanze
5. Kriegslied
6. Trinklied
7. Deutscher Tanz
8. Coda

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21.
9. Adagio Molto – Allegro Con Brio
10. Andante cantabile con moto
11. Menuetto: Allegro Molto E Vivace
12. Adagio – Allegro Molto E Vivace

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 36.
14. Adagio – Allegro Con Brio
15. Larghetto
16. Scherzo: Allegro
17. Allegro Molto