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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, Nikolaus Harnoncourt Teldec 2292-46452-2 022924645228

Playlist

4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
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
4:02 p.m.
Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus, finale BUY Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Manze, conductor
Harmonia Mundi 807470
4:09 p.m.
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
4:11 p.m.
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
4:11 p.m.
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
4:14 p.m.
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
4:15 p.m.
Beethoven BUY from Complete Beethoven Edition Vol. 6 - Piano Works / Demus, Alder, Gilels, Mustonen, Kempff, Barenboim
Deutsche Grammophon 453 733-2
4:16 p.m.
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
4:17 p.m.
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
4:17 p.m.
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
4:18 p.m.
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
4:19 p.m.
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
4:19 p.m.
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
4:20 p.m.
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
4:21 p.m.
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
4:22 p.m.
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
4:22 p.m.
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
4:23 p.m.
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
4:28 p.m.
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
4:30 p.m.
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55: Allegro con brio BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Harnoncourt, conductor
Teldec 46452
4:33 p.m.
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55: Allegro con brio BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Harnoncourt, conductor
Teldec 46452
4:39 p.m.
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
4:43 p.m.
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55: Scherzo: Allegro vivace BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Harnoncourt, conductor
Teldec 46452
4:46 p.m.
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55: Finale: Allegro molto BUY Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Harnoncourt, conductor
Teldec 46452
4:57 p.m.
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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