Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 - Maxim Emelyanychev (CD)

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Nizhny Novgorod Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev

After a first exciting solo disc of Mozart’s Sonatas on the fortepiano, Maxim Emelyanychev now holds the baton in a symphonic program.

The young conductor was recently appointed head of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and a new wind of freedom is blowing in two major scores.

In Beethoven’s so often recorded Eroica Symphonie, he knows how to enhance the rich thematic palette and the variety of timbres. His insatiable curiosity galvanizes the Nizhny Novgorod Chamber Orchestra. His unlimited imagination combined to the use of natural horns and trumpets devilishly refresh the interpretation of this masterpiece.

This promising young musician - former conductor of the ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro and Currentzis’ favourite continuist - then visits Brahms’s Variations On A Theme By Haydn with as much greed and sensitivity.

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'