CD // Eroica / Erard

Eroica Erard Frontcover

Luca Montebugnoli


published by EPR-Classic

January 2024

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October 1803: On hearing Beethoven play the “Eroica” Symphony on his new Erard Frères piano, a witness remarked, “Heaven and Earth must shake at its performance.” Inspired by this historical scene, Luca Montebugnoli has created a new arrangement of the symphony designed for and played on a unique replica of Beethoven’s Erard piano. By delivering a novel interpretation of an iconic work, Montebugnoli revives the neglected art of piano arrangement, while also exploring the full potential of what was in Beethoven’s life a revolutionary instrument.

Track list

Joseph Haydn

Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI:2

arranged by Daniel Steibelt

  1. Einleitung: Die Vorstellung des Chaos, Largo

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55, “Eroica”

arranged by Luca Montebugnoli

  1. I. Allegro con brio
  2. II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
  3. III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
  4. IV. Finale: Allegro molto / Poco andante / Presto

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 41

arranged by Jean-Louis Adam

  1. Act II, Scene 2: Ballet des ombres heureuses, Andante grazioso

Echo et Narcisse

arranged by Jean-Louis Adam

  1. Prologue, Scene 2: Air de danse—Air des peines, Andante grazioso
  2. 8. Act III, Scene 5: Air de danse, Allegro vivace

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Video performance of Beethoven’s No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55, “Eroica”:

Video performance of Haydn’s “Die Vorstellung des Chaos”:

Score of Luca Montebugnoli’s piano arrangement of Beethoven’s “Eroica”: