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Young Turks in Kensington

Jaqueline Tu, Ensemble 111
and Thibauld Back de Surany,
heard by MICHAEL TREMBERTH

 

I admire the sheer temerity of a group, Ensemble 111, of young musicians from the Royal Academy of Music, formed less than two years ago with the active encouragement of Timothy Jones (deputy principal of RAM), that is sufficiently enterprising fearlessly to programme two of Beethoven's most revolutionary early works for their first Beethoven concert. The second symphony and third piano concerto performed in this debut at St Stephen's, Kensington, London UK on 2 March 2013 were written at the very beginning of the nineteenth century and distinctively mark Beethoven's process of liberating himself from the thrall of Haydn and Mozart. Schubert, too, although younger, was to bring about a similar revolution in parallel, though more in song and an altogether distinctively different development of the piano sonata.

Beethoven espouses creatively the formulae of the eighteenth century, demonstrating the potential they hold as the building blocks, better the genetic material, of a new, expansive style of symphonic development...

Copyright © 3 April 2013 Michael Tremberth,
Cornwall UK

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JAQUELINE C TU

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC

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