V2: Beethoven Transformed

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Catalog: RES10270
Format: COMPACT DISC

BOXWOOD & BRASS

Following on from the acclaimed first album of this series, the period wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass returns to Resonus with the second and final volume of Beethoven Transformed. In this major project, the group continues its exploration of the status of wind music in early-nineteenth century Vienna through arranged music of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827). The three arrangements presented on this album – the Egmont Overture, Sonata Pathétique and the Seventh Symphony – were all published by Beethoven’s friend Sigmund Anton Steiner and at the time represented a significant ambitious undertaking, arguably showing nine-part Viennese Harmoniemusik in its most advanced stage of development.

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