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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:52 PM
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Reconstructed Beethoven Work Set for World Premiere
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Reconstructed Beethoven Work Set for World Premiere

2 hours, 21 minutes ago Entertainment - Reuters

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An incomplete 1789 Beethoven piano concerto has been reconstructed by musicologists to create a piece making its world premiere at a Rotterdam concert hall next week.

The adagio, based on music and notes written by Ludwig van Beethoven as a young man, will be played by pianist Ronald Brautigam and the Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra at the Doelen Concert Hall in Rotterdam on Feb 1.

"This is the first time it will be played. It's got the same mood as the well-known third piano concerto," the orchestra's conductor Conrad van Alphen said on Friday.

The 8-minute piece is based on incomplete piano music and notes on musical accompaniment written by the German composer the year the French Revolution broke out. The music and notes were stored at London's British Museum.

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paineinthearse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:56 PM
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1. Beethoven's 10th?
Several years ago I heard a radio program discussing a similar project of constructing a 10th symphony from similar working notes. They even played some passages. Or was I dreaming?
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:11 PM
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3. No, its true
the first movement was reconstructed by one of his students. I believe the Musical Heritage Society has a recording.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:57 PM
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2. Too bad Beethoven will miss it.
He was known to sometimes completely re-write a piece between opening night and the next performance.
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