BEETHOVEN Prometheus/Armonia Atenea,George Petrou

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Prometheus
Armonia Atenea
George Petrou
Int. Release 02 Jun. 2014
1 CD / Download
0289 478 6755 5 CD DDD DH


Petrou's Athenians launch into the overture with a bang, and play the rest of this alluring music with zest and zing.

George Petrou has full measure of the music's dramatic qualities . . ., which can be sinewy (No 2) or gently bucolic (No 10). The refined shaping, firm attack and piquant timbres underline the strength and suppleness of Beethoven's inspiration.

. . . an unusually exciting reading of a work usually regarded as second-class Beethoven. With clear sound from Athens' Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall, this is a recommended fresh addition to the Beethoven literature.