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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1960 on: July 04, 2022, 05:12:50 PM »


Beethoven's violin sonatas are rather underrated if compared with others combinations of forces or forms. I'm listening to the No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23. The 1st movement alone is a mini-masterpiece. Expert craftsmanship. It's also interesting because of its unexpected soft ending (so are in the other movements). A touch of genius. Sublime music sublimely played, btw!
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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1961 on: September 19, 2022, 11:48:19 AM »
During the Queen's funeral today a rather imposing march was played (several times). The announcer said that it was the 'Funeral March No.1' by Beethoven. However, there are other suggestions that it was composed by Johann Heinrich Walch or possibly Walch's arrangement of Beethoven's march. Any clarification please?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF71TKKgcwY
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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1962 on: September 19, 2022, 05:32:41 PM »
This from Classic FM
https://amp.classicfm.com/composers/beethoven/walch-funeral-march-royal-family-remembrance-sunday/

Walch's connection to Saxe-Coburg-Gotha suggests it came to the UK via Prince Albert.

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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1963 on: September 19, 2022, 10:02:21 PM »
This from Classic FM
https://amp.classicfm.com/composers/beethoven/walch-funeral-march-royal-family-remembrance-sunday/

Walch's connection to Saxe-Coburg-Gotha suggests it came to the UK via Prince Albert.
That's really helpful Jeffrey - thanks so much.
They are right in that there appears to be no CD recording featuring the march, which is strange as it is often performed at state/solemn occasions.
Thanks again
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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1964 on: September 19, 2022, 11:54:31 PM »
Other parts of the music sounded like a Mahler mashup to me - lifted from the opening of Symphony No.5. 

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« Reply #1965 on: September 20, 2022, 06:55:59 AM »
Other parts of the music sounded like a Mahler mashup to me - lifted from the opening of Symphony No.5.
Yes, I thought at one point that the military band was about to launch into Mahler's 5th Symphony!
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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1966 on: September 23, 2022, 12:15:07 AM »
I just finished a wonderful new project. Around 1803 Beethoven sketched 5 marches (Biamonti 381). 4 of them were realised recently by Italian musicologist G. Demini as marches for piano and I together with a friend orchestrated now all 5 marches - I love them and I hope you will too!


http://www.gerdprengel.de/Beeth_Biamonti_381-1_orch.mp3

http://www.gerdprengel.de/Beeth_Biamonti_381-2_orch.mp3

http://www.gerdprengel.de/Beeth_Biamonti_381-3_orch.mp3

http://www.gerdprengel.de/Beeth_Biamonti_381-4_orch.mp3

http://www.gerdprengel.de/Beeth_Biamonti_381-5_orch.mp3

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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1967 on: September 23, 2022, 10:54:48 AM »
Yes, I thought at one point that the military band was about to launch into Mahler's 5th Symphony!

I have only seen a couple minutes when the procession was on the Long Walk road towards Windsor Castle and I thought I heard the funeral march from Chopin's 2nd sonata.

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Re: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
« Reply #1968 on: September 23, 2022, 09:17:11 PM »
I have only seen a couple minutes when the procession was on the Long Walk road towards Windsor Castle and I thought I heard the funeral march from Chopin's 2nd sonata.

You would have, yes.
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