„My angel, my all, my very self“; Beethoven thus idolizes his „immortal beloved“ in his now famous love letter.
He contemporaneously composed his 8th symphony, whose exuberance inspired ensemble reflektor to write a love letter of their own.
Here, the ensemble connects Beethoven’s 8th with the Liebeswalzer of Brahms and pop songs from Nena, Whitney Houston and Roberta Flack – along with love letters, that the orchestra musicians have written and received in the course of their own lives.
In 2020, the album „Liebeslied“ was released by PASCHENrecords.
Liebeslieder-Walzer op. 52 & 65
I will always love you (Whitney Houston, 1992)
Dolly Parton, Arr. Malte Schiller
Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann (Nena, 1984)
Jörn Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen & Carlo Karges
Killing me softly (Roberta Flack, 1973)
Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 8 F-Major op. 93
conductor // Thomas Klug