CARL ARNOLD (1794-1873): Piano Concerto, Op. 16, Piano Sextet, Op. 23.
Catalogue Number: 05V032
Description: This German composer brought the spirit of Beethoven with him when he established himself in Oslo, building the foundations of professional music life in Norway. Arnold himself was somewhat of a showman at the keyboard, and both the concerto and the sextet are grand works demanding everything of the soloist. The concerto (1819) and the sextet of 1825 are, like many of the larger-scale works of Ferdinand Ries, are clearly stylistically founded in the Beethoven tradition. Torleif Torgersen (fortepiano), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Rinaldo Alssandrini.