The complete Beethoven Symphonies in historic chamber transcriptions
"In the year we celebrate 250 years since the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, we need more than ever his Symphonies, symbols of strength of the human spirit and of fellowship. The chamber transcription signed by Beethoven himself and his illustrious disciples and colleagues aimed to bring the Symphonies to peoples homes, before the age of recording technology and in a time when symphonic concerts were much less available to the audience. The challenges of 2020 made us take on the mission to reclaim this 19th Century musical practice."
Vlad Maistorovici, extract from the director's letter of the 6th Edition of vibrate!festival
BEETHOVEN UNLIMITED was the focal point in the program of the 6th Edition of vibrate!festival, "Contact".
Maistorovici's selection of arrangements by L. van Beethoven, J. N. Hummel, F. Ries, M. G. Fischer, S. A. Steiner, H. Sitt were performed in the company of Romanian soloists and members of the Bucharest George Enescu Philharmonic, Radio Symphony Orchestra, Radio Chamber Orchestra, Romanian National Opera, Romanian National Youth Orchestra, in encounters with visual artists, choreographers, musicologists and audiences as far as USA, UK and New Zealand through the means of technology:
An illuminating informal discussion with Prof. Nancy November MA, PhD, BSc, MMus, BMus (Hons), Associate Professor in musicology at The University of Auckland, comparing the historic chamber arrangements of Beethoven Symphonies played in vibrate!festival 2020.