Mariss Jansons conducts: Beethoven & Strauss (DVD & Blu-Ray)
Pianist Mitsuko Uchida, best known for her interpretations of 20th century works and composers such as Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and Boulez, performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 alongside the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Mariss Jansons. The DVD is complemented by a performance of Richard Strauss′ “Heldenleben”.Order online now
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37, around 1800 – a time in which the ambitious musician produced his first great works, such as the “Pathétique” and the “Moonlight Sonata”, and created a personal style with which he wanted to distinguish himself from his mentor and role model Joseph Haydn.
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Shortly before Richard Strauss leaves Munich to take up his post as erster königlich preußischer Hofkapellmeister der Berliner Hofoper Unter den Linden, he writes his symphonic poem “Ein Heldenleben” for orchestra in 1898. In his imaginary hero, whose eventful life his work describes, the young Strauss sees, to all appearances, the freelance artists who had to endure considerable hostility during the Wilhelmine era – much like himself in Munich.
Mitsuko Uchida piano
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons conductor
Label: Arthaus Musik
Catalog number: 101683