Beecke: Piano Concertos

Album cover art for upc 761203782727
Label: CPO
Catalog: 777827-2
Format: CD

Brückenau, Bad; Veljkovic, Nataša; Bayerisches Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau

Today nothing remains of Ignaz von Beecke's former renown as apianist and composer. The early music lexicographers Gerber and Lipowsky were among those who celebrated his renown, but his many works have all been forgotten. And yet he created music of great originality very much absolutely worth getting to know again in the concert hall and on sound carriers. This release, featuring Beecke's piano concertos is a genuinely pioneering effort inasmuch as it represents one of the first commercial releases wtih works by this composer. Beecke's early works continued to be obliged to early classicism, while his late oeuvre of the 1790's began opening the door wide to romanticism. During the 1750's he initially served as an officer and in 1759, he made his way to the Wallerstein court as an adjutant to Hereditary Prince Kraft Ernst von Oettingen-Wallerstein. It was also here that he celebrated his first successes as a pianist and wrote his first compositions.

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