LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Piano Concertos No. 3 in C, Op. 37 and "No. 6" in D, Op. 61a.
Catalogue Number: 11K037
Description: airs of violins and violas, one cello and one double bass make up the string section and there are pairs of winds, horns and trumpets with timpani. That's it: 19 total musicians (period instruments, of course) with the strings in parentheses around the piano and the winds and timpani behind on risers and two period pianos (the Fritz for the violin concerto transcription), giving this music the most radical scrubbing toward authenticity that you could want to hear. Amazing how powerful the effect is. Cristofori; Arthur Schoonderwoerd (1800 Walter and 1807-10 Fritz fortepianos).