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1 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #29: Drawn from the source2011-10-07 15:30:00
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2 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #28: A Rhine journey2011-10-07 15:24:00
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3 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #27: Changing tides2011-10-07 15:18:00
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4 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #25: Carmen's life in an hour2011-10-07 15:03:00
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5 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #26: Thundering hooves2011-10-07 10:51:00
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Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #26: Thundering hooves

Franz Liszt recreates the legend of Mazeppa in this symphonic poem as it brings the listener along for its hero's tormented journey through the wilderness and toward redemption.Franz Liszt Mazeppa. Symphonic Poem No. 6 Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok Conductor: Gabor Hollerung MP3 recorded at the University of Bonn on October 1, 2011 by Deutsche Welle (DW) To celebrate German Unity Day on October 3 and Hungary's historic role in the process of German reunification, Budapest's Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok delivered a performance full of energy and verve in Bonn. You would be right on the mark if you think you can sense the sound of thundering hooves in "Mazeppa," the concert opener. That's what Franz Liszt had in mind in this symphonic poem. The composer himself invented the single-movement genre transposing the contents of a work of art or literature into music. Liszt draws his inspiration from Victor Hugo's poem about a young page - Mazeppa - caught in bed with a powerful noble's wife. As punishment, Mazeppa is strapped naked to the back of his horse and sent off into the woods. On the verge of death, he lands in the Ukraine, where he meets, joins and ultimately goes on to lead the Cossacks. "'Mazeppa is indeed about a Ukrainian freedom fighter, but if you listen carefully, you can hear a lot of Hungarian influence in the music, especially in this great triumphal march at the end," conductor Gabor Hollerung explained. "Everything melts together wonderfully in Liszt - the German influence, the Hungarian influence, the eastern European tradition, even spiritual aspects - he really belongs to us all," Hollerung added. Author: Greg Wiser Editor: Rick Fulker…read more

6 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #24: Balkan fireworks2011-10-07 10:42:00
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7 Beethoven and more podcast #23: Gypsy improv2011-10-07 10:28:00
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8 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #22: Full of fire2011-10-07 10:18:00
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9 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #21: Up to speed2011-10-07 10:03:00
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10 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #13: Minimal music to maximum effect2011-09-30 12:45:00
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11 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #19: A grand duet2011-09-30 11:48:00
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12 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #20: Looking back, looking ahead2011-09-30 11:48:00
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13 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #16: Devilish dance2011-09-30 11:47:00
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14 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #17: 19th century rockstar2011-09-30 11:47:00
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15 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #18: Written for a prodigy2011-09-30 11:47:00
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16 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #15: Inner power2011-09-30 11:46:00
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17 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #14: Reich's greatest 'hit'2011-09-30 11:45:00
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18 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #12: A musical army2011-09-23 18:58:00
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19 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #11: Full of nuance2011-09-23 18:48:00
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20 Beethoven and more 2011 podcast #10 - Into the future2011-09-23 18:43:00
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