Beethoven’s Celtic Voice: Folksong Arrangements from Scotland, Ireland & Wales | Gramola 99174

Beethoven’s Celtic Voice: Folksong Arrangements from Scotland, Ireland & Wales

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Label: Gramola

Cat No: 99174

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 13th July 2018

Contents

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Irish Songs (12), WoO154
» no.5 O who, my dear Dermot
» no.9 Oh! would I were but that sweet linnet
» no.12 He promised me at parting
Irish Songs (20), WoO153
» no.3 The British Light Dragoons
» no.6 Sad and luckless
» no.20 Thy ship must sail, my Henry dear
Irish Songs (25), WoO152
» no.5 On the Massacre of Glencoe
» no.14 Dermot and Shelah
» no.21 Morning a cruel turmoiler is
Scottish Songs (25), op.108
» no.5 The Sweetest Lad was Jamie
» no.8 The Lovely Lass of Inverness
» no.11 Oh! Thou art the lad of my heart, Willy
» no.12 Oh had my fate been join'd with thine
» no.13 Come fill, fill, my good fellow!
» no.16 Could this ill world
» no.18 Enchantress, Farewell
» no.20 Faithfu' Johnie
» no.25 Sally in our alley
Welsh Songs (26), WoO155
» no.4 Love without hope
» no.15 When mortals all to rest retire
» no.21 Cupid's kindness

Artists

Lorna Anderson (soprano)
Jamie MacDougall (tenor)
TrioVanBeethoven

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Irish Songs (12), WoO154
» no.5 O who, my dear Dermot
» no.9 Oh! would I were but that sweet linnet
» no.12 He promised me at parting
Irish Songs (20), WoO153
» no.3 The British Light Dragoons
» no.6 Sad and luckless
» no.20 Thy ship must sail, my Henry dear
Irish Songs (25), WoO152
» no.5 On the Massacre of Glencoe
» no.14 Dermot and Shelah
» no.21 Morning a cruel turmoiler is
Scottish Songs (25), op.108
» no.5 The Sweetest Lad was Jamie
» no.8 The Lovely Lass of Inverness
» no.11 Oh! Thou art the lad of my heart, Willy
» no.12 Oh had my fate been join'd with thine
» no.13 Come fill, fill, my good fellow!
» no.16 Could this ill world
» no.18 Enchantress, Farewell
» no.20 Faithfu' Johnie
» no.25 Sally in our alley
Welsh Songs (26), WoO155
» no.4 Love without hope
» no.15 When mortals all to rest retire
» no.21 Cupid's kindness

Artists

Lorna Anderson (soprano)
Jamie MacDougall (tenor)
TrioVanBeethoven

About

Beethoven performing seemingly rather trivial tasks for publishers offers a lesser known perspective on the mastermind: the businessman. As with Joseph Haydn, there exist a multitude of folk song arrangements by Beethoven from many different language areas, besides the here portrayed Scottish, Irish and Welsh songs also Spanish, Hungarian or Swedish ones. Scottish musicians Lorna Anderson, soprano, and Jamie MacDougall, tenor, and the Austrian TrioVanBeethoven (Verena Stourzh, Clemens Zeilinger, Franz Ortner) take on an exploration to the treasures of Celtic melodies. Beethoven’s personal touch in these songs is not only perceivable in the pre- and postludes, but is present in all of the instrumentation – a fact that motivated the initiator George Thomson several times to request even more simple instrumental parts as accompaniment, which Beethoven rejected in his very own way: “Unfortunately, I am not able to fulfill your request. I am not accustomed to retouching my compositions.”

Lorna Anderson is a renowned performer of the baroque repertoire and has also established an important reputation in the standard concert repertoire. Her numerous recordings include Handel’s Messiah, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Haydn Masses and a disc of Portuguese Love Songs with the Apollo Chamber Orchestra.

Jamie MacDougall has established himself as one of the country’s most versatile singers and performers. He has worked with many of the leading British opera companies, as well as in Europe, America and Canada. Since 2001 MacDougall has been Scotland’s Voice for classical music on BBC Radio Scotland presenting the programmes “Grace Notes” and “Classics Unwrapped”.

Beethoven as a symbol of the three musicians’ proximity to the works of Viennese Classic, but also as a visionary and the creator of a new mode of composing – this fits in with the main mission of the TrioVanBeethoven: the cultivation of classical trio works, but also the commissioning of new compositions or crossover projects.

TrioVanBeethoven:
- Clemens Zeilinger (piano)
- Verena Stourzh (violin)
- Franz Ortner (cello)

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