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Benedetti / Grosvenor / S. Kanneh-Mason

Beethoven - Triple Concerto

Decca Classics
Release Date: May 31, 2024

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1 Beethoven: I. Allegro [Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56]  
2 II. Largo  
3 III. Rondo alla polacca  
4 No. 2, Sunset [25 Scottish Songs, Op. 108]  
5 No. 20, Faithfu' Johnie [25 Scottish Songs, Op. 108]  
6 No. 8, Farewell, Thou Noisy Town [26 Welsh Songs, WoO 155]  
7 No. 25, The Parting Kiss [26 Welsh Songs, WoO 155  
8 No. 18, Sweet Richard [26 Welsh Songs, WoO 155]  
9 No. 11, When Far From the Home [20 Irish Songs, WoO 153]  
10 No. 8, By the Side of the Shannon [Verschiedene Volkslieder, WoO 157]  
11 No. 1, Untitled [22 Scottish Songs, WoO 156]  
12 Traditional: Londonderry Air "Farewell to Cucullain" (Arr. Kreisler for Violin, Cello & Piano)  
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Three of the world’s greatest classical stars join forces to record Beethoven’s Triple Concerto - Nicola Benedetti, Benjamin Grosvenor, Sheku Kanneh-Mason

All alumni of the BBC Young Musician competition, they are great friends, but this is the first time they have appeared on record together. They have a joint reach of our 1 million and are all touring regularly internationally

The first recording of the work on Decca Classics, Nicky, Sheku and Benjamin toured the concerto around the UK in 2023, after which they recorded it with the Philharmonia and their Principal Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali

The works are accompanied by a selection of Beethoven’s rarely performed Folk Songs, along with celebrated baritone Gerald Finley

Reflecting the Scottish, Welsh, Irish and English roots of the musicians

The album concludes with the trio alone: Kreisler’s arrangement of ‘Londonderry Air’, often known as ‘Danny Boy’.

"We had three soloists working in harmony without losing any of their distinct personalities. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason was the lyrical dreamer, violinist Nicola Benedetti was the lively energiser and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor acted as a quicksilver mediator between the two. Their approach was virtuosic, sympathetic and full of character." - The Times

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