Elisabeth Breuer, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra & Aapo Häkkinen - Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84 (Live) (2019)
FLAC tracks | 52:20 | 218 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Ondine
This album by the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra playing on period instruments under the direction of Aapo Hakkinen includes Ludwig van Beethoven's (1770-1827) complete incidental music to Goethe's Egmont. Beethoven started to write the incidental music to Goethe's Egmont in the autumn of 1809. The recent experience of Napoleon's siege of Vienna, the Spanish uprising against the French, and the ubiquitous awareness of the hand of the oppressor inspired him to write music in which the drama develops into the musical vision of the Wars of Liberation. It was a commission from the management of the Imperial Court Theatre in Vienna, which in October 1809, oppressed by Napoleon on all sides, had turned again to Egmont, with a view to putting on a new production.