A contemporary composer from Russia is inspired by Beethoven - and his work sounds out in concert along with the original. Listen to the whole performance in a live concert recording from the Beethovenfest - right here.
Each year the Beethovenfest awards a commission to a composer, requesting that for his new piece, he chooses a work by Ludwig van Beethoven as a point of reference.
This year, Russian composer Vladimir Tarnopolski is in the spotlight, having chosen Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto as a source of inspiration. The latter work is also on the program, with a solo performance by a young Spaniard who stepped in on short notice.
You'll also hear the sparkling music Igor Stravinsky wrote to the ballet "Petruschka," the story of puppets that have come to life and a bittersweet love.
"Be@thoven" - Invocation, (world premiere, commissioned by the Beethovenfest Bonn)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58
"La fille aux cheveux de lin" (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, from "Préludes"; encore)
"Petruschka" - ballet music (1910/11), 1946 version
Baba-Yaga, op.56 (encore)
Javier Perianes, piano
hr-Sinfonieorchester (Radio Hesse Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt)
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Recorded by Radio Hesse in the World Conference Center Bonn on September 10, 2017.