℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon, Berlin
Duration 24m 33s
Record Label Deutsche Grammophon (DG)
Release Date December 18, 2020
Genre Classical

Beethoven – Opus 2020 (EP)

Max Richter, Elisabeth Brauß, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Dirk Kaftan

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Andante Loops
Max Richter; Max Richter
Opus 2020
Max Richter; Elisabeth Brauß; Beethoven Orchester Bonn; Dirk Kaftan
Duration    24m 33s
With "Opus 2020", Max Richter presents a new orchestral composition to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth on 17 December. The solo piano piece "Andante Loops", based on music from "Beethoven – Opus 2020", is combined with the new track for the Beethoven - Opus 2020 EP! Beethoven – Opus 2020 embodies Max Richter’s creative dialogue with the music of Beethoven and was inspired by Karlheinz Stockhausen’s unconventional tribute to Beethoven, "Opus 1970", made to mark the composer’s bicentenary fifty years ago. The recording, featuring pianist Elisabeth Brauß with the Beethoven Orchester Bonn and conductor Dirk Kaftan, captures the multi-layered strands of Richter’s score. The work includes fragments of Beethoven’s music treated as overlapping sound collages. “When I started thinking about Opus 2020, I decided to bring some elements of Beethoven’s and Stockhausen’s practice into the present in new ways. This intertextuality is typical of my work; whatever else a piece might be about, it is also, at some level, about other music.” - Max Richter
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