Beyond Beethoven: Works for natural horn & fortepiano - RES10267

Beyond Beethoven: Works for natural horn & fortepiano

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Anneke Scott (natural horn)
Steven Devine (fortepiano)


Premiered in 1800, Beethoven’s Sonata in F major, Op. 17 for piano and horn signalled the beginning of an explosion in works for piano and horn duo in the early part of the nineteenth century. Many composers were to follow in the footsteps of the great  master in exploiting the versatility and variety of the natural horn in the years that followed. Beyond Beethoven explores four works by close contemporaries, chosen partly due to the connections between the composers, Beethoven and his Op. 17 Sonata, and partly to dispel enduring modern myths about the instrument’s limited options. 

Performing on original period instruments (an 1810 cor solo by Lucien Joseph Raoux, and an 1815 fortepiano by Johann Peter Fritz), Anneke Scott and Steven Devine, take us on a compelling journey through this enlightening corner of the piano and horn repertoire, with works by Ferdinand Ries, Friedrich Eugen Thürner, Friedrich Starke & Hendrik Coenraad Steup.

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Tracklist

Ferdinand Ries (1784–1838)
Grande Sonate in F major, Op. 34
1. Larghetto – Allegro moderato
2. Andante
3. Rondo: Allegro

Friedrich Eugen Thürner (1785–1827)
Grande Sonate in E major, Op. 29
4. Allegro
5. Largo molto
6. Rondo: Allegro moderato

Friedrich Starke (1774–1835)
Adagio und Rondo, Op. 105
7. Poco Adagio
8. Rondo poco Allegro

Hendrik Coenraad Steup (1778–1827)
Sonate in E-flat major, Op. 11
9. Allegro brillante
10. “Les Adieux”: Andante espressivo
11. Rondo Allegro

'Scott is the leading virtuoso on the natural horn. Here, with Steven Devine, she performs four works by close contemporaries of Beethoven which offer an interesting journey down a music history byway and allow her to help dispel myths about the instrument’s supposedly limited repertoire.'

- BBC Music Magazine

'Scott is the leading virtuoso on the natural horn. Here, with Steven Devine, she performs four works by close contemporaries of Beethoven which offer an interesting journey down a music history byway and allow her to help dispel myths about the instrument’s supposedly limited repertoire.'
BBC Music Magazine

'There is an innate musicality to this pairing, as well as a boldness and flamboyance, which must have been a feature of the original performances of this early repertoire for horn and piano.'
Early Music Review

'Anneke Scott is an outstanding performer, interpreter and champion of the historic horn, and her detailed programme notes are a tribute to her background research. She is very ably supported by Steven Devine, his often virtuosic pianoforte playing going well beyond mere accompaniments.'
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Credits
© 2021 Anneke Scott under exclusive licence to Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2021 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10267
Producer: Claude Maury
Engineer: John Croft
Executive producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262792902
Cover image: Detail from the Fritz fortepiano
Release date: 29 January 2021