This new recording celebrates a triple anniversary - the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, the 20th birthday of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, and it will be released 40 years after the legendary Triple Concerto recording made by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Yo-Yo Ma under Herbert von Karajan.

Beethoven: Triple Concerto And Symphony No. 7 was recorded at concerts held in Buenos Aires and Berlin - in July and October 2019 respectively - to mark the West-Eastern Divan's 20th birthday. The orchestra, co-founded by Daniel Barenboim in 1999, now stands as a symbol of multicultural understanding, and is positive proof that working together for a shared goal can break down barriers and lead to reconciliation.

Daniel Barenboim considers Beethoven, a confirmed humanist, to have been probably the first truly unconventional composer and noted, "He couldn't care less about what people thought." He also underlines the real physicality and dedication Beethoven demands from his players, "He forces you to go to the edge, to the precipice and then the abyss. That takes a tremendous amount of courage."

Beethoven's music, with its existential profundity and ability to speak to all of humanity, remains as timelessly compelling and universally relevant as the day it was written. As Anne-Sophie Mutter observes, he understood how important it was for all of us to stand up for our fellow men, "The idea that we should live in a brother- and sisterhood is, for me, his major achievement . That's what makes him a messenger from the past pointing the way to a better future."

Both works recorded for the album reflect that life-affirming message. Beethoven considered his Seventh Symphony one of his best works. The symphony is famous for its joyful, dance-like character and was described by Wagner as "the apotheosis of the dance". The Triple Concerto also has a special place in Beethoven's output, revealing both his sense of humour and his revolutionary spirit. Yo-Yo Ma noted, "The constant invention is so surprising, and it's so celebratory, so positive. The second movement is noble and open, but the first and last movements are just joyous!"

Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Symphony 7

This new recording celebrates a triple anniversary - the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, the 20th birthday of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, and it will be released 40 years after the legendary Triple Concerto recording made by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Yo-Yo Ma under Herbert von Karajan.

Beethoven: Triple Concerto And Symphony No. 7 was recorded at concerts held in Buenos Aires and Berlin - in July and October 2019 respectively - to mark the West-Eastern Divan's 20th birthday. The orchestra, co-founded by Daniel Barenboim in 1999, now stands as a symbol of multicultural understanding, and is positive proof that working together for a shared goal can break down barriers and lead to reconciliation.

Daniel Barenboim considers Beethoven, a confirmed humanist, to have been probably the first truly unconventional composer and noted, "He couldn't care less about what people thought." He also underlines the real physicality and dedication Beethoven demands from his players, "He forces you to go to the edge, to the precipice and then the abyss. That takes a tremendous amount of courage."

Beethoven's music, with its existential profundity and ability to speak to all of humanity, remains as timelessly compelling and universally relevant as the day it was written. As Anne-Sophie Mutter observes, he understood how important it was for all of us to stand up for our fellow men, "The idea that we should live in a brother- and sisterhood is, for me, his major achievement . That's what makes him a messenger from the past pointing the way to a better future."

Both works recorded for the album reflect that life-affirming message. Beethoven considered his Seventh Symphony one of his best works. The symphony is famous for its joyful, dance-like character and was described by Wagner as "the apotheosis of the dance". The Triple Concerto also has a special place in Beethoven's output, revealing both his sense of humour and his revolutionary spirit. Yo-Yo Ma noted, "The constant invention is so surprising, and it's so celebratory, so positive. The second movement is noble and open, but the first and last movements are just joyous!"

Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Symphony 7

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Format: Blu-Ray
Label: DEGR
Rel. Date: 05/08/2020
UPC: 044007357637

Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Symphony 7
Artist: Yo-Yo Ma
Format: Blu-Ray
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DISC: 1

1. Track 1
2. Allegro
3. Track 3
4. Largo - Attacca:
5. Track 5
6. Rondo Alla Polacca
7. Track 7
8. Poco Sostenuto - Vivace
9. Track 9
10. Allegretto
11. Track 11
12. Presto - Assai Meno Presto
13. Track 13
14. Allegro Con Brio
15. Track 15
16. Allegro
17. Track 17
18. Largo - Attacca 1
19. Track 19
20. Rondo Alla Polacca 1
21. Track 21
22. Poco Sostenuto - Vivace 1
23. Track 23
24. Allegretto 1
25. Track 25
26. Presto - Assai Meno Presto 1
27. Track 27
28. Allegro Con Brio 1
29. Track 29
30. Allegro 1
31. Track 31
32. Largo - Attacca 1
33. Track 33
34. Rondo Alla Polacca 1
35. Track 35
36. Poco Sostenuto - Vivace 1
37. Track 37
38. Allegretto 2
39. Track 39
40. Presto - Assai Meno Presto 2
41. Track 41
42. Allegro Con Brio 2
43. Opening 2
44. Track 44
45. Allegro 2
46. Track 46
47. Largo - Attacca 2
48. Track 48
49. Rondo Alla Polacca 2
50. Applause

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This new recording celebrates a triple anniversary - the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, the 20th birthday of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, and it will be released 40 years after the legendary Triple Concerto recording made by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Yo-Yo Ma under Herbert von Karajan.

Beethoven: Triple Concerto And Symphony No. 7 was recorded at concerts held in Buenos Aires and Berlin - in July and October 2019 respectively - to mark the West-Eastern Divan's 20th birthday. The orchestra, co-founded by Daniel Barenboim in 1999, now stands as a symbol of multicultural understanding, and is positive proof that working together for a shared goal can break down barriers and lead to reconciliation.

Daniel Barenboim considers Beethoven, a confirmed humanist, to have been probably the first truly unconventional composer and noted, "He couldn't care less about what people thought." He also underlines the real physicality and dedication Beethoven demands from his players, "He forces you to go to the edge, to the precipice and then the abyss. That takes a tremendous amount of courage."

Beethoven's music, with its existential profundity and ability to speak to all of humanity, remains as timelessly compelling and universally relevant as the day it was written. As Anne-Sophie Mutter observes, he understood how important it was for all of us to stand up for our fellow men, "The idea that we should live in a brother- and sisterhood is, for me, his major achievement . That's what makes him a messenger from the past pointing the way to a better future."

Both works recorded for the album reflect that life-affirming message. Beethoven considered his Seventh Symphony one of his best works. The symphony is famous for its joyful, dance-like character and was described by Wagner as "the apotheosis of the dance". The Triple Concerto also has a special place in Beethoven's output, revealing both his sense of humour and his revolutionary spirit. Yo-Yo Ma noted, "The constant invention is so surprising, and it's so celebratory, so positive. The second movement is noble and open, but the first and last movements are just joyous!"

Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Symphony 7