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Offline gprengel

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Here I'd like to present to you my new orchestra version of Beethoven's last quartett op. 135, mov. 2 - 4. What a wonderful quartett - written between July and October 1826, in the time of the devastating impression of his nephew's suicide attempt, and yet overbursting with humor in the Scherzo and vitality in the Finale.
In the wonderful Lento scetches he wrote "süßer Ruhegesang oder Friedensgesang" ("sweet singing of silence or peace") - my question: does this remind you of a later certain great symphony Adagio?

Some people said that here Beethoven would come back to his early influences of Haydn and Mozart - I think that is absolute nonsense...

I orchestrated movement 2 - 4 (with #4 being my favourite):

http://www.gerdprengel.de/Beeth-op135-2-orch.mp3
http://www.gerdprengel.de/Beeth-op135-Lento-orch.mp3
http://www.gerdprengel.de/Beeth-op135-4-orch.mp3

Offline Sergeant Rock

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Re: Beethoven String quartett F- Major, op. 135 (1826) - for orchestra
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 10:57:29 AM »
Masterfully done! I think it sounds like it's actually orchestrated by Beethoven. Love the fourth movement especially, the Muss es sein explosive.

Sarge
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Mahler, you ought to go see it.
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Offline krummholz

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Re: Beethoven String quartett F- Major, op. 135 (1826) - for orchestra
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 11:09:34 AM »
I know I'm late to the party here, but I missed this somehow when it was first posted and only noticed it whilst looking through old threads.

All I can say is: this is brilliant! Especially the 4th movement, which really bubbles and crackles with energy... this is really excellent work.

Gerd, which "later great symphony Adagio" are you thinking of? The one that always comes to my mind is the Adagio-finale of Mahler's 3rd, in fact I've always felt that Mahler must have had this Lento running through his head when he composed the opening theme of that wonderful Adagio. But there may be other Adagios that were inspired or influenced by the Op. 135 Lento and I was curious which one you had in mind.