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Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-11-2018, 12:38 PM
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Posted By gprengel
in case someone is interested, here is the score...

in case someone is interested, here is the score (not fully "beautified" yet):

www.gerdprengel.de/Mendelssohn_quartett-fm-1_orch.pdf
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-10-2018, 11:21 PM
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Posted By gprengel
Mendelssohn - string quartett in f minor op. 80 - for orchestra

Recently I had posted my orchestration of Mendelssohn's wonderful Adagio from his last string quartett in f minor op. 80. Now I tried to do the same with one of the most dramatic string quartett...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-26-2017, 04:20 PM
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Posted By gprengel
Yes, Peter! Did you recognise it right away? The...

Yes, Peter! Did you recognise it right away? The instruments are not perfectly balanced yet, I am still working on it.
This quartett is considered as the Requiem for his died sister Fanny and would...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-26-2017, 01:47 AM
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Posted By gprengel
orchestrated Adagio - do you guess the original work ?

Recently I was so moved by a wonderful chamber music piece that I tried to orchestrate it as I have done it with other pieces before. Do you recognise it? If not - who may be the composer? For me it...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-08-2017, 03:58 PM
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Posted By gprengel
Im just enjoying the Adagio from Dvorak's 4th...

Im just enjoying the Adagio from Dvorak's 4th symphony - one of the most beautiful and neglected slow symphonic movements I know:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI64Tsw1zHc starting at 12:25

The...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-03-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By gprengel
Well, if I had only to choose operas I'd take: -...

Well, if I had only to choose operas I'd take:
- Don Carlos (my favourite opera) + Forca di Destini (Verdi)
- Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, La Clemenza di Tito, Idomeneo
- Fidelio
- Fiebaras...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-03-2017, 11:44 AM
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Posted By gprengel
I'm listening to a very epic work which I just...

I'm listening to a very epic work which I just discovered recently - the 1st Trio from C. Frank with an awesome first movement! Especially I love the second theme at 4:12, so beautiful in its...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-30-2017, 04:47 PM
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Posted By gprengel
well, Michael, if I listen to the original...

well, Michael, if I listen to the original interview as a whole I cannot see any misunderstandings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuYY1gV8jhU (from about 5:00 ....)

He seems to be pretty serious...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-29-2017, 11:03 PM
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Posted By gprengel
shocking statements from L.Bernstein on Beethoven

Today I came across some shocking statements from L.Bernstein on Beethoven's quality of writing music (regarding orchestration, melodies, harmony,...). I always considered Bernstein to be among my...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-08-2017, 11:01 PM
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Posted By gprengel
Yes, this true especially true regarding...

Yes, this true especially true regarding Beethovens friend Ferdinand Ries. There are so many fantastic works from him on YouTube - or even better on Spotify. I will soon share some of these with...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-08-2017, 09:25 PM
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Posted By gprengel
Yes, this was the top discovery in the last year...

Yes, this was the top discovery in the last year while looking for the 2 requiems from Cherubini. I can't tell you how much it moves me eventhough it doesn't have any fancy counterpoint passages, but...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 10-08-2017, 12:13 AM
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Posted By gprengel
Dear Peter, thank you for your picks of the...

Dear Peter,
thank you for your picks of the Handel duetto and the Puccini Aria - I had never heard these pieces before (awesome)!

What would I choose for my island?

Beethoven: Missa...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-29-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,052
Posted By gprengel
This statement made me to surf a bit in the...

This statement made me to surf a bit in the internet and I found this sooo beautiful description by a young English man meeting Mendelssohn in his...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-28-2017, 11:43 PM
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Posted By gprengel
Interesting, I didn't know that! But how could he...

Interesting, I didn't know that! But how could he hear him when being completely deaf at that time?
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-17-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By gprengel
wow, I wasn't aware of the fantastic beauty of...

wow, I wasn't aware of the fantastic beauty of that movement of the violinsonata, you mean the passage at 9:56, Michael?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um6fiALO9pQ

What are the other 3 usages of...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-16-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By gprengel
the Piano Trio in g- is indeed very beautiful,...

the Piano Trio in g- is indeed very beautiful, especially mov. and 1 and 4 - never heard it before. Thank you for sharing :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzTcsluFxU4
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-15-2017, 01:11 PM
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Views: 490
Posted By gprengel
This lecture was so interesting, thank you! I saw...

This lecture was so interesting, thank you!
I saw a documentary at TV recently on Beethoven. There it was said that this sonata is the only sonata which was not official dedicated to anyone, but...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-11-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,455
Posted By gprengel
Peter, when you like the 2nd piano concerto, then...

Peter, when you like the 2nd piano concerto, then please listen to his 5th which I think is much, much more beautilful - actually for me one of the 7 best piano Concertos of the Romantic...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-10-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,455
Posted By gprengel
Peter, of course you are right with the first 2...

Peter, of course you are right with the first 2 works - very good as always!
The last one is indeed the great Violin Concerto No 3 by Saint Saents which is one of my most beloved concertos, listen...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-10-2017, 08:00 AM
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Posted By gprengel
Yes, this also very obvious when he used the...

Yes, this also very obvious when he used the great theme of the Finale of his 2nd symphony taken from Beethovens op. 98 final song "Nimm sie hin denn diese Lieder "!!!!!!
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-10-2017, 06:53 AM
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Posted By gprengel
Peter, don't you think that this wonderful theme...

Peter, don't you think that this wonderful theme which he used also in the 2nd movement of his great violin concerto is actually a Beethoven melody from op. 119 and...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 06-08-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,455
Posted By gprengel
Here some more beautiful works for our quiz. To...

Here some more beautiful works for our quiz. To guess the composer of the first 2 works should not be too difficult, but the pieces?

www.gerdprengel.de/piece11.mp3

www.gerdprengel.de/piece12.mp3...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 05-28-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,455
Posted By gprengel
Yes, Peter, definitely a gem, but also the...

Yes, Peter, definitely a gem, but also the interlude (a funeral march) and the heartbreaking dying of the Christian martyrs is very moving:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqP7IR_8CEM ( 2:35:00 ...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 05-27-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,455
Posted By gprengel
1) yes, Peter, you are right with the first one -...

1) yes, Peter, you are right with the first one - how I love this wonderful Andante from Shostakovich's piano concerto 2! What a deep simplicity and beauty! Why didn't he wrote more works of this...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 05-25-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,455
Posted By gprengel
How about these wonderful pieces? Who may have...

How about these wonderful pieces? Who may have written these? Do you even know the works?

www.gerdprengel.de/piece8.mp3

www.gerdprengel.de/piece9.mp3

www.gerdprengel.de/piece10.mp3
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