Beethoven RecomposedLUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Cello Sonata No. 3 in A, Op. 69, Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, Op. 47 “Kreutzer” (both arr. solo instrument and string orchestra by Paul Struck [b.1961]).
Catalogue Number: 11W069
Description: To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Russian born arranger Paul Struck has arranged two of the composer’s great mid-period chamber masterpieces for soloist and string ensemble. Expanding the sonorities of the ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata – Beethoven’s most important chamber work for violin – allows the sonata’s concertante quality to emerge in a new light. The Cello Sonata No. 3 equally succeeds in conceiving the piano part for ensemble, while exploring fullness of sound and maintaining transparency of texture. Luka Coetzee (cello), Miclen LaiPang (violin), LGT Young Soloists; Alexander Gilman.