Revealing new cadenzas in the Beethoven concertoWhy Beethoven
From the press release for Maria Duenas’ DG debut album;
“You can’t rely on virtuosity in Beethoven’s concerto; you have to reveal yourself,” says María Dueñas. And that can only be done through sound.” The supremely talented Spanish violinist will launch her Deutsche Grammophon career in bold fashion by delivering an intriguingly individual interpretation of the Beethoven Violin Concerto, one of the most musically demanding and emotionally profound works in the repertoire. The concerto was recorded live during a recent run of three acclaimed performances at Vienna’s Musikverein with the Wiener Symphoniker and Manfred Honeck. Featuring her own newly written cadenzas for each movement, the recording reveals María Dueñas as both performer and composer. To complement these works and the concerto, Dueñas has recorded a companion disc of cadenzas written for the first movement of the Beethoven by five famous composers. Beethoven and Beyond is scheduled for release on 5 May 2023.