The opening Andante con moto
piece is Beethoven thinking out loud, its written-in hesitations and quasi-extemporizations are the creative process in sound.
fifth horn in F; and a very brief Con Moto
by Mendelssohn (the four horn parts are in D) from a manuscript at the Washington State University Library collection in Pullman, Washington, perhaps originally intended as an accompaniment to a choral setting.
Meanwhile there was a delightfully quirky solo from bassoonist Alan Pendlebury amidst the thunder of the closing con moto
. Pianist Luk[sz]U Vondr[sz]cek joins the Phil on tour in Prague next week, but offered Liverpool the first performance of Liszt's poetic concerto in A major.
The brief second movement, "Andante con moto
," has long been associated with the story of Orpheus taming the Furies, though the suggestion did not come from Beethoven; it may have first been made by Adolf Bernhard Marx in his 1859 biography of the composer.
There was a lively, bright, surging first movement which exuded energy from start to finish while the andante con moto
second movement sang out in a serene manner.
14 with its two Allegros, Menuetto Primo and Menuetto Secondo; Poulenc's Sonata with its Allegro Malinconico, Cantilena and Presto Giocoso; Chopin's 2 Mazurkas, op.6, Taktakishvili's Allegro Cantabile, Moderato con moto
and Allegro Seherzando; Georges Bizet and Francois Borne's Carmen Fantasy.
"Genius child." [E.sup.[flat]] minor; [B.sub.3]-[F.sub.5]; Tess: M; 4/4, Vivace; 3/4, Andante con moto
; V/mD, P/mD.
Also included are more purely classical items by Joseph Marx ("Nachtgebet"), Schumann ("Du bist wie eine Blume"), Reger ("Con Moto
") and Zemlinsky ("Heilige Nacht").
(One minor quib ble: the "Literature" entries are not always as comprehensive as they appear to be, and in a few cases--including In Re Con Moto
Kaiser bases her evocative re-creation of this life on an underlying musicality highlighted in the tides of the six chapters of the novel ("Largo," "Tranquillo," "Allegretto," "Animato," "Forte," "Andante con moto