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Podcast: Beethoven’s piano solo version of his ballet The Creatures of Prometheus

August 23, 2019

BEETHOVEN, L. van: Geschöpfe des Prometheus (Die) (version for piano)
Warren Lee
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The Creatures of Prometheus was Beethoven’s only full-length ballet score. The work premiered in March 1801 and the composer’s own version for piano solo was published later the same year. The work relates the story from Greek mythology of Prometheus, a lofty spirit who endeavoured to lift human beings from a state of ignorance into ways of right conduct; correspondingly, two statues in the ballet are brought to life through a state of harmony. Raymond Bisha presents pianist Warren Lee’s new release of the piano solo version of the original orchestral score.



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