Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)



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31st Oct 2011




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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Recorded live at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, February 2001 (Nos. 1-8); Recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin, May 2000 (No.9)

DVD Video - 4 discs


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These recordings are the fruit of decades of Claudio Abbado’s deep involvement with Beethoven.

Many years of shared artistic experience create a tangible harmony and understanding between the orchestra and Abbado.

His musical intentions and the orchestra’s musical expression become one, leading to an outstandingly beautiful unity of sound.

The live performances were an overwhelming success with standing ovations after each of the concerts.

Critics considered the concerts as seminal moments in the history of music.

A conductor camera option allows to see Abbado from the perspective of the orchestra.

Includes Abbado’s interview about Beethoven.

All in all: a priceless document of the work of one of the greatest artists of our time.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9

Sounds formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Subtitles: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish

Running time: 413 mins (DVD1 106 mins, DVD2 78 mins, DVD3 122 mins, DVD4 81 mins + 26 mins Bonus)

German FSK: 0

Gramophone Magazine

May 2009

“Abbado, a Furtwängler admirer in principle, seems ever more Italian, his tauter lyricism allied to a sense of forward movement influenced, we are told, by period practice. The surprise is not the Mediterranean luminosity and scrupulous attention to instrumental detail - one expects nothing less from this source - but the animating sense of line. The Seventh Symphony... knows precisely where it's going and why... The sense of joy present throughout is overwhelming by the close.”

MusicWeb International

March 2012

“the joy and the life behind these performances makes it pretty plain why he chose this set as his “legacy set” for Beethoven...the peerless playing and outstanding direction make it a joy to experience.”

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