The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra | Giuseppe Sinopoli
Symphony No. 3 Eroica | Valses nobles et sentimentales
- Type CD
- Label Helicon Classics
- UPC 7293627965323
- Catalog number HEL02 9653
- Release date 03 August 2018
About the album
It was Beethoven’s original intention that his third symphony should be entitled “Bonaparte”, in honour of Napoleon Bonaparte. But when Napoleon crowned himself ‘Emperor’ he became, in Beethoven’s eyes, “only another tyrannical despot”.
Beethoven finally named it “Sinfonia Eroica” (Italian for Heroic Symphony) “composed in honour of a great man”.
From its title, in which two Waltz cycles by Schubert are mentioned (Valses Nobles and Valses Sentimentales), it is clear that it was Ravel’s intention to compose a sequence of waltzes based on Schubert,
Like many of Ravel’s works, it was first written for piano and later orchestrated by the composer.
11Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ?Eroica? I. Allegro con brio
12Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ?Eroica? II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
13Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ?Eroica? III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
14Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ?Eroica? IV. Finale: Allegro molto
15Valses nobles et sentimentales I. Moderé
16Valses nobles et sentimentales II. Assez lent
17Valses nobles et sentimentales III. Moderé
18Valses nobles et sentimentales IV. Assez animé
19Valses nobles et sentimentales V. Presque lent
110Valses nobles et sentimentales VI. Vif
111Valses nobles et sentimentales VII. Moins vif
112Valses nobles et sentimentales VIII. Epilogue: Lent