Schubert - Beethoven - Hartmann (Bernius)
Composed by Karl Amadeus Hartmann Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven, Schubert, Hartmann/Str.Bozen /Bernius. CD. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.8323000).
Item Number: CA.8323000
Schubert's "Ouverture in C minor" D 8 and Beethoven's "String Quartet in F Major" op. 135 are borderline cases of their genres. They were composed for chamber music ensembles, but through their clear orchestral traits they soon found their way into the repertoire in the orchestral versions recorded here. With its use of quotations from composers whose works were forbidden after 1933, the "Concerto funebre" demonstrates Karl Amadeus Hartmann's resistance against the political situation as it existed in 1939, the year the work was composed. Partially atonal in conception, the Concerto funebre, with its use of varied musical material, grips the listener with immediacy. Not least, the emotionally-tinged interpretation of this Concerto by the Streicherakademie Bozen, conducted by Frieder Bernius, makes a contribution to this character.