LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): Wellington's Victory, Hess 97, Marches in D, WoO 24, in Geschwindem Tempo, Hess Anhang 4, für die Böhmische Landwehr, Hess 99, in E Flat from The Ruins of Athens, Op. 114 and Hess 87 A+B, Variations on "God Save the King", WoO 78, Variations on "Rule Britannia", WoO 79, 6 Variations with Coda in D, Op. 76, Ecossaise, WoO 23, Triumphmarsch in C from Tarpeja, WoO 2a
Catalogue Number: 04I046
Label: Monument Records
Description: One of the most enjoyable of this series due to its 1827 Jakesch fortepiano from Vienna, whose Janissary stop is employed to great effect in Wellington's Victory, a work which sounds as good on this instrument as it does with orchestra! Half of these pieces, including Wellington are first recordings in their piano versions. Steven Beck (fortepiano).