In February 2018, the Wiener Symphoniker and their Music Director Philippe Jordan present the second CD in their first complete recording of the Beethoven symphonies. With his Fifth Symphony, Beethoven created a true symphonic icon. It is as universally known above all thanks to its powerful opening bars. Its parallels with its predecessor, the Fourth, are less prominent than those with, for example, its successor the Sixth...
It doesn’t take much to image that the material on this CD could be an initiative launched by Swiss diplomats. A Swiss guitar quartet playing compositions by a Cuban and a American. For many years, relations between Cuba and the USA were not particularly friendly – until Barack Obama opened a new era of diplomacy between the two nations in 2016. As a neutral country, Switzerland has often erved as an intermediary between the United States and other countries...
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Wiener Symphoniker publish the second part of their first Beethoven cycle
In February 2018, the Wiener Symphoniker and their Music Director Philippe Jordan present the second CD in their first complete recording of the Beethoven symphonies. With his Fifth Symphony, Beethoven created a true symphonic icon. It is as universally known above all thanks to its powerful opening bars. Its parallels with its predecessor, the Fourth, are less prominent than those with, for example, its successor the Sixth. Nevertheless, the Fourth features many ideas that would only be fully elaborated in the Fifth. “The connection”, Jordan emphasises, “is more a matter of the spirit of the works, but is no less important for all that.”
As with the first, enthusiastically received first CD, this recording was made live in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein as part of an acclaimed cycle during 2017. International critics were especially pleased with Jordan’s approach, which combines Wiener Klang, the distinctive Viennese instrumental style, with a contemporary and pared-back interpretation while incorporating insights from historically informed performance and original tempi. But for Jordan, the content is the main focus: instead of venerating Beethoven the monument, he wants to show him in a “more natural, direct and human” way.
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eos guitar edition
Solo Musica welcomes the label of the "eos guitar quartet" in our label family!
In order to lend its own face to the numerous and varied projects and productions by the Eos Guitar Quartet [Marcel Ege, Julio Azcano, David Sautter, Michael Winkler] not only in concert, but also on recordings, the eos guitar edition was founded. The eos guitar edition sees itself therefore as a specialized label, which offers space for high-quality guitar music with an open stylistic direction and specifically addresses the guitar audience with selected program concepts.
Starting in 2018, the eos guitar edition will be represented worldwide by the label Solo Musica and distributed in Germany / Austria / Switzerland via Sony Music, as well as in the rest of the world via Naxos.