The Complete Beethoven Symphonies, Concertos & Overtures

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The Complete Beethoven Symphonies, Concertos & Overtures

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Naxos

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8501204
(8.501204)

Discs:

12

Release date:

2nd April 2013

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0730099120449

Length:

13 hours 42 minutes

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The Complete Beethoven Symphonies, Concertos & Overtures


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Beethoven:

Romances Nos. 1 & 2 for violin and orchestra

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


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Triumphing over deafness and turbulent political times, Ludwig van Beethoven singlehandedly changed the course of music history, laying down the foundations for the Romantic era. His nine symphonies grew out of the forms established in the time of Mozart and Haydn, but show a remarkable evolution which embraces heroic grandeur in the Third Symphony, patriotism and innovation in the Fifth Symphony, countryside imagery and narrative in the Sixth Symphony, and choral inspiration in the Ninth Symphony, the ‘Ode to Joy’ from which has become the Anthem for Europe.

Even Beethoven couldn’t entirely escape the influence of Mozart, and this lineage can be traced in the melodic grace to be found in the symphonies as well as the concertos. Imposing in their stature, the five Piano Concertos are filled with lively inventiveness as well as some of the most beautiful music ever to emerge from this genre. Beethoven’s single work in the popular symphonie concertante form is the ‘Triple’ Concerto, but it is the distinctive nobility of the Violin Concerto which has seen it gain an unassailable position as one of the greatest works in the repertoire.

Beethoven considered music ‘a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy’, with greatness of conception and painstaking craftsmanship his hallmarks. The Overtures are no exception in this, reflecting the drama and excitement of the theatre and including the opening of his only opera Fidelio.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio

II. Andante cantabile con moto

III. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace

IV. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"

I. Pleasant, cheerful feelings aroused on approaching the countryside: Allegro ma non troppo

II. Scene by the brook: Andante molto mosso

III. Happy gathering of villagers: Allegro

IV. Thunder-storm: Allegro

V. Shepherd's song: Grateful thanks to the Almighty after the storm: Allegretto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio

II. Larghetto

III. Scherzo: Allegro

IV. Allegro molto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

I. Allegro con brio

II. Andante con moto

III. Allegro

IV. Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica"

I. Allegro con brio

II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai

III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace

IV. Finale: Allegro molto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

I. Allegro vivace e con brio

II. Allegretto scherzando

III. Tempo di menuetto

IV. Allegro vivace

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

I. Adagio - Allegro vivace

II. Adagio

III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace - Trio: Un poco meno allegro

IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace

II. Allegretto

III. Presto

IV. Allegro con brio

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"

I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso

II. Molto vivace

III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato

IV. Finale: Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

I. Allegro con brio

II. Largo

III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando

Ludwig van Beethoven: Rondo in B flat major, WoO 6

Rondo in B flat major, WoO 6

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy"

Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy"

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

I. Allegro con brio

II. Adagio

III. Rondo: Molto allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor"

I. Allegro

II. Adagio un poco mosso

III. Rondo: allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

I. Allegro con brio

II. Largo

III. Rondo: Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante con moto

III. Rondo: Vivace

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 61a

I. Allegro, ma non troppo

II. Larghetto

III. Rondo

Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 56

I. Allegro

II. Largo

III. Rondo alla polacca

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture

Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven: Die Geschopfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43: Overture

Die Geschopfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43: Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Collin's Coriolan, Op. 62, "Coriolan Overture"

Overture to Collin's Coriolan, Op. 62, "Coriolan Overture"

Ludwig van Beethoven: Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113

Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113: Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84: Overture

Egmont, Op. 84: Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture in C major to Die Weihe des Hauses (The Consecration of the House), Op. 124

Overture in C major to Die Weihe des Hauses (The Consecration of the House), Op. 124

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture in C major, Op. 115, "Namensfeier" (Name Day Celebration)

Overture in C major, Op. 115, "Namensfeier" (Name Day Celebration)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 1 in C major, Op. 138

Leonore Overture No. 1 in C major, Op. 138

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a

Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a

Ludwig van Beethoven: Konig Stephan (King Stephen), Op. 117

Konig Stephan (King Stephen), Op. 117: Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven: Ritterballett, WoO 1

Ritterballett, WoO 1

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96

Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96: No. 4. Funeral March

Ludwig van Beethoven: Triumphal March for Tarpeja, WoO 2a

Triumphal March for Tarpeja, WoO 2a

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

I. Allegro ma non troppo

II. Larghetto

III. Rondo: Allegro

Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40

Romance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40

Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50

Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50

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