Bruckner's orchestration of Beethoven's Pathetique Piano Sonata

Bruckner's orchestration of Beethoven's Pathetique Piano Sonata

Through an exclusive arrangement with the Orchester-Gemeinschaft Nuremberg, can offer this special download of the concert CD (not available in stores) to its readers.

The download contains the complete concert that the orchestra gave on April 30, 2016.

It contains:

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata, Opus 13 "Pathetique" (Movement 1) orchestrated by Anton Bruckner
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3

Christian Hutter conducts the Orchester-Gemeinschaft Nuremberg
Dmitrry Rodionov, piano soloist

Obviously, the item of importance here is the premiere performance of Bruckner's orchestration of the first movement of the Beethoven Piano Sonata. Bruckner orchestrated the sonata in August of 1862 while he was a pupil of Otto Kitzler. The exercise was written into what is now known as the Kitzler Study Book. While the existance of the Study Book has been known for years, it remained in private hands and no performances were permitted.

Recently, the Study Book was purchased by the Austrian National Library. With that purchase, a facsimile edition was published and performances were permitted.