Beethoven by Arrangement, Volume 1
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Beethoven by Arrangement, Volume One

Catalogue Number: TOCC0108
EAN: 5060113441089
Release Date: 17 January 2011
Duration: 78:33

Viola Sonata in A major: fragment
Horn Sonata, Op. 17
Notturno, Op. 42
Grand Duo in E flat (Septet), Op. 20

Paul Silverthorne, viola
David Owen Norris, piano

Although a violist himself, Beethoven left nothing for the viola – except for the fragment of a sonata recorded here for the first time. So his contemporaries and successors have ‘helped’ him fill the gaps: it was Karl Xaver Kleinheinz (1765–1832) who arranged the String Trio, Op. 8, gaining Beethoven’s reluctant approval; and a later musician, Friedrich Hermann (1828–1907), transformed the Septet, Op. 20, into an ambitious viola sonata. And now Paul Silverthorne, Principal Viola of the London Symphony Orchestra, expands the repertoire with his own transcription of the Horn Sonata, Op. 17.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 78:33
1 Viola Sonata in A major: fragment

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
Paul Silverthorne, viola
David Owen Norris, piano

(first recording)
0:27 play
2-4 Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17 (1800)

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
Paul Silverthorne, arranger, viola
David Owen Norris, piano

(first recording)
11:26
2 I. Allegro moderato 5:37 play
3 II. Poco adagio, quasi Andante 1:05 play
4 III. Rondo: Allegro molto 4:44 play
5-11 Notturno in D major, Op. 42 (1803)

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
Franz Xaver Kleinheinz, arranger
Paul Silverthorne, viola
David Owen Norris, piano
28:49
5 I. Marcia. Allegro 2:17 play
6 II. Adagio 5:08 play
7 III. Menuetto. Allegretto 2:15 play
8 IV. Adagio – Scherzo: Molto Allegro – Adagio – Scherzo – Adagio 4:28 play
9 V. Allegretto alla Polacca 3:27 play
10 VI. Tema con Variazioni. Andante quasi Allegretto 8:52 play
11 VII. Marcia. Allegro 2:22 play
12-17 Grand Duo in E flat major (Septet), Op. 20 (1798-9)

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
Karl Friedrich Hermann, arranger
Paul Silverthorne, arranger, viola
David Owen Norris, piano

(first recording)
37:51
12 I. Adagio – Allegro con brio 8:17 play
13 II. Adagio cantabile 7:47 play
14 III. Tempo di Menuetto 3:16 play
15 IV. Tema con Variazioni. Andante 7:57 play
16 V. Scherzo. Allegro molto e vivace 3:27 play
17 VI. Andante con moto alla Marcia – Presto 7:07 play

Artists

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
[credit: portrait miniature by Christian Horneman, 1802]

Franz Xaver Kleinheinz, arranger

Karl Friedrich Hermann

Karl Friedrich Hermann, arranger

Paul Silverthorne

Paul Silverthorne, arranger, viola

David Owen Norris

David Owen Norris, piano

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