Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Scena al Ruscello
Second movement from the Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale” contemporary arrangement for four violoncellos by Peter Lichtenthal (1780-1853)
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2012-03, source: RISM: I-Mc Noseda.Noseda C.2.6
|G217||Beethoven, Scena al Ruscello, Arrangement by Lichtenthal, Op. 68, First Edition, 4Vc, score with introduction, 4 parts, 48 p., ISMN 979-0-50174-217-2||17.50 €|
The movement “Scene at the brook” from Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, in which the bird calls appear, is presented here in a contemporary transcription for four violoncellos. Peter Lichtenthal, who created the well-known string-quartet version of Mozart’s Requiem, succeeded in transferring the essence of the many-voiced and rather complex orchestral texture to only four instrumental parts. – Nowadays we of course have entirely different possibilities of becoming acquainted with works that we cannot play ourselves. Nevertheless, even today many chamber music players are happy when they can perform well-known orchestral works in smaller formations.