Oct 1, 2012

BEETHOVEN-MENDELSSOHN | New Fall release: October 30, 2012

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TAFELMUSIK BAROQUE ORCHESTRA conducted by Bruno Weil
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 3 “EROICA” |
MENDELSSOHN  SYMPHONY NO. 4 “ITALIAN”  | TMK1019CD

“…Weil and his players convince us that Beethoven can sound as radical in the 21st century as he must have done in the 19th.” — Gramophone Magazine

Tafelmusik Media presents a brand new live recording of Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, “Eroica” – a monumental symphony originally dedicated to Napoleon, paired with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A Major, “Italian.” This CD was recorded live using 24-bit HD technology in the splendid acoustics of Toronto’s Koerner Hall in May 2012.

Tafelmusik began its cycle of Beethoven symphony recordings under the direction of Maestro Weil on the Sony Classical and Analekta labels. Released recordings include the JUNO Award-winning Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 CD, and the JUNO Award-nominated Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 CD and DVD. During Tafelmusik’s 19-year tenure as orchestra-in-residence at the Klang und Raum Festival in Irsee, Germany, Maestro Weil also directed the orchestra in internationally acclaimed performances of the complete Beethoven symphony cycle.

Acclaim for Tafelmusik’s live Beethoven concerts and CD/DVD recordings has continued to build over the years, with critics remarking on the orchestra’s ability to reveal new textures in these well-known works: “Pungent natural horns, soft-edged woodwinds, and the fragile earthiness that comes from gut strings tuned to a lower-than-modern pitch made Tafelmusik’s spirited readings feel like a tour of so many secret gardens.”  (The Globe & Mail)

For additional audio excerpts, track listings and detailed information, visit Tafelmusik’s Watch & Listen page.
Media contact: Luisa Trisi | ltrisi@sympatico.ca