World Premiere BeethovenLUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Piano Concerto No. 6 in D, Hess 15 (fragment; compl. Nicholas Cook [b.1950] & Hermann Dechant [b.1939]), Piano Concerto in E Flat, WoO 4, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat, Op. 19.
Catalogue Number: 01V025
Label: Oehms Classics
Reference: OC 1710
Description: This is a 15-minute fragment from 1814-15 worked on separately by two musicologists from 70 pages of Beethoven’s handwritten sketches and a 256-bar score. Unlike a lot of fragments by famous composers, this one is significantly advanced enough to get a real idea of what Beethoven was thinking about: perhaps the first piano concerto in history in one movement. Sophie-Mayuko Vetter (piano, 1806 Broadwoood fortepiano - WoO 4), Hamburg Symphony Orchestra; Peter Ruzicka.