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Saturday, April 11, 2015 Permalink

The Eroica Connection

  

They are called the “Eroica Variations,” because Beethoven uses the same melody heard in the finale of his third Symphony, the “Eroica.”

But in fact, the piano variations were written two years before the Symphony.  And two years before the variations, he had used the same theme in two other works.

In this hour, how Beethoven recycled this material as he worked to develop his signature style.

 

FEATURED RECORDINGS 

CD Title Group/Artist Catalog Number UPC
Beethoven Piano Works Vol. 6 Gilels      DG 453 733-2 028945373324
Symphony No. 3, etc. Helsingborg Symphony Harmonia Mundi HMU 807470 09304674706
Symphony No. 3 Chamber Orch. of Europe Teldec 2292-46452-2 02292464522

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. IV BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:02pm
Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus, finale BUY Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Manze, conductor
Harmonia Mundi 807470
4:09pm
Ludwig Von Beethoven: Contredanses (12) for orchestra, WoO 14: No. 7 in E flat major BUY Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Manze, conductor
Harmonia Mundi 807470
4:11pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Introduzione col Basso del Tema. Allegretto vivace BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:11pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Introduzione col Basso del Tema. Allegretto vivace BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:14pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Tema BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:15pm
Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. I BUY from Complete Beethoven Edition Vol. 6 - Piano Works / Demus, Alder, Gilels, Mustonen, Kempff, Barenboim
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:16pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. II BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:17pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. III BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:17pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. IV BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:18pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. V BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gil, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:19pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. VI BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:19pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. VII - Canone all'ottava BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:20pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. VIII BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:21pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. IX BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:22pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. X BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:22pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Var. XI BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:23pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Finale. Alla Fuga. Allegro con brio - Andante con moto BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:28pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Tema BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:30pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55: Allegro con brio BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Harnoncourt, conductor
Teldec 46452
4:33pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55: Allegro con brio BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Harnoncourt, conductor
Teldec 46452
4:39pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55: Marcia funebre: Adagio assai BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Harnoncourt, conductor
Teldec 46452
4:43pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55: Scherzo: Allegro vivace BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Harnoncourt, conductor
Teldec 46452
4:46pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55: Finale: Allegro molto BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Harnoncourt, conductor
Teldec 46452
4:57pm
Ludwig Van Beethoven: 15 Variations And A Fugue (In E Flat Major) On An Original Theme ('Eroica' Variations): Finale. Alla Fuga. Allegro con brio - Andante con moto BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Gilels, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2

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