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perfect_pitch
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« on: October 24, 2017, 01:35:42 PM »

Greetings everyone... I'm wondering if anyone else has heard an exciting performance of Beethovens 5th Symphony with the added use of a Fortepiano??? I heard it on the radio a few weeks ago and missed the name of the Orchestra performing it.

Has anyone else heard it? It makes it quite unique to all of the other recordings without it. Anyone know any info on it???
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 11:22:09 PM »

this was a chamber sized orchestra with period instruments ?
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 12:17:55 PM »

It didn't sound chamber sized, but it probably was with period instruments.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 08:15:13 PM »

Haven't heard that performance -- sounds interesting!  I do have a recording of all the sonatas on fortepiano, and it's fascinating and quite different.

It does bring up an interesting question, though... Beethoven at that time was already becoming quite deaf, and I've always wondered what he really would have wanted to hear, had he had the instruments (both piano and orchestral) available to him.  What was he imagining?
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