I watched the recorded program “Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary Memorial Concert”.
On September 18, 2020, the lockdown was temporarily released, so it was the first concert in a long time (Opera House Bonn).
The performers are as follows.
○ Beethoven: Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major WoO.6
○ Barber: Adagio for Strings
○ Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in B major, Op. 92
○ Piano: Colin Putz
○ Orchestra: Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
○ Conductor: Director Kaftan
○ Recording: September 18, 2020 / Opera House Bonn
I didn’t know this conductor or Oke, but it was founded in 1907 and has a long history. Until 2003, it was called the Bon Beethoven Halle Orchestra. It seems that he has also released a complete collection of Beethoven symphonies.
It seems that there are about 100 members, but this time it is a fairly small organization, and it is an infection prevention measure specification with a considerable interval between the players.
The trumpet uses old musical instruments. Japanese were sitting at the top of the oboe and bassoon.
The performance itself is fairly normal and the orchestra is standard.
The conductor is a person who is quite ahead of the game, and sometimes he goes too fast and adjusts (?).
The two GPs at the beginning of the 4th movement took much longer than usual.
But what surprised me most was that all the wind instruments had a cloth-like object on the tip / bell.
The horn had a hole in the middle so that it could be accessed.
It seems to be to prevent splashing, but in the first place, how much filter / filtration performance is there for the gas that comes out at a tremendous speed by applying pressure that is incomparable to talking normally?
Furthermore, aside from brass instruments, in the case of woodwind instruments, the breath that is blown out of the bell only when all the sound holes are closed, but in other cases, it goes out of the open tone hole.
Well, I think it’s better than doing nothing …