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Beethovenfest

Listen: Revolutions in Sound by Beethoven, Scriabin and Prokofiev

The Ural Philharmonic Orchestra performs an exciting program with works off the beaten track - befitting the 2016 Beethovenfest motto: "Revolutions."

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Das Ural Philharmonic Orchestra from Yekaterinburg is one of Russia's finest. Its concert in Bonn cross-compared two works based on a figure from Greek mythology synonymous with the concept of revolution: Beethoven's music to the ballet "The Creatures of Prometheus" and Scriabin's "Prometheus" tone poem. The central work on the program is based on texts by Marx, Engels and Lenin but is given a sarcastic musical treatment by the composer Prokofiev.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Excerpts from the ballet music to "The Creatures of Prometheus," op. 43

Alexander Scriabin
Prometheus, the Poem of Fire, op. 60 (1910)

Sergei Prokofiev
Cantata on the 20th anniversary of the October Revolution (1937)

Andrei Korobeinikov, piano
Symphonic Chorus of the Yekaterinburg Philharmonic
Ural Philharmonic Orchestra
Dmitri Liss, conductor

Recorded by Deutsche Welle, Bonn (DW) in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn on September 17, 2016.

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