Beethoven: Violin Concerto / Andante cantabile (Orch. Liszt)
Benjamin Schmid, Orchester Wiener Akademie, Martin Haselböck
AP363 - 1CD - 54' - May 17, 2024

Now regarded as one of the greatest violin concertos of the nineteenth century, Beethoven’s Concerto in D major did not enjoy the success it deserved during the composer’s lifetime. It was not until almost forty years later, with the rediscovery of the work by Felix Mendelssohn and the exceptional virtuoso Joseph Joachim, that it was finally recognised as a masterpiece.

An admirer of Beethoven, Franz Liszt, who made many fine transcriptions of other composers’ music during his career, orchestrated the Andante cantabile from the “Archduke” Trio, which he incorporated into a Cantata for the inauguration of the Beethoven Monument in Bonn. In recording these superb pieces, the Orchester Wiener Akademie and Martin Haselböck continue their “Resound” adventure in the company of violinist Benjamin Schmid


Violin Concerto in D major op. 61
1. I. Allegro ma non troppo
2. II. Larghetto
3. III. Rondo allegro

4. Andante cantabile (Piano Trio in B-flat major, op. 97 ‘Archduke‘) orch. Franz Liszt

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