LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113 (First Recording with Narration), Overture Consecration of the House, Op. 124, from Consecration of the House: Chorus Folge den mächtigen Ruf der Ehre!, Hess 118 Song Wo sich die Pulse, WoO 98, from The Ruins of Athens: March with Chorus Schmückt die Altäre!, Op. 114.
Catalogue Number: 03V031
Description: The Ruins of Athens was composed to celebrate the opening of the new German theatre in Pest in 1812. Designed to accompany the play of that name by August von Kotzebue, its incidental music is substantial enough to form a kind of one-act Singspiel and is full of attractive arias, duets and choruses and includes the famous Turkish March. No texts. Chorus Cathedralis Aboensis, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra; Leif Segerstam.