Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Sophie-Mayuko Vetter, piano / fortepiano
Peter Ruzicka, conductor
Pianist Sophie-Mayuko Vetter presents the world premiere
recording of a reconstruction of around 70 pages of sketches
for Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 6 in D
major (fragment) by Nicholas Cook and Hermann Dechant.
Another special feature of this release is that the Concerto
for Piano and Orchestra ‘No. 0’ in E flat major, WoO 4 is
heard in period style, performed on a fortepiano made by
the London piano manufacturer John Broadwood in 1806.
The expressive and harmonically rich vocabulary of
the Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 clearly
demonstrates the young Beethoven’s development as an
autonomous Viennese classicist.
Sophie-Mayuko Vetter has been praised as an artist of
extraordinary expressivity and versatility by press and
colleagues alike. Her previous recording on OehmsClassics
received an ICMA nomination and was awarded a
Supersonic rating by Pizzicato: ‘Deeply felt performances
of two Mozart concertos, where Sophie-Mayuko Vetter’s
playing can be compared with that of Clara Haskil, Géza
Anda or the young Barenboim.’