Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

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Beethoven - Complete Symphonies

Beethoven - Complete Symphonies


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Resonance - CDRSB504

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Eileen Farrell (soprano), Nan Merriman (mezzo), Jan Peerce (tenor), Norman Scott (bass)

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

RCA Complete - 82876557022

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Sylvia McNair (soprano), Jard Van Nes (mezzo-soprano), Uwe Heilmann (tenor), Bernd Weikl (bass)

Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Gewandhaus-Kinderchor, Kurt Masur

Philips - 4752722

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


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Beethoven - Complete Symphonies

Beethoven - Complete Symphonies


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


One of the first Beethoven cycles to marry modern instruments and period sensibility - a wholly convincing way allowing the greatness of the music to speak out unimpeded - James Jolly, Gramophone 1000th issue

“Brimful of intrepid character and interpretative incident, this is surely one of the most stimulating Beethoven symphony cycles of recent times. As Harnoncourt himself states in the booklet: 'It has always been my conviction that music is not there to soothe people's nerves…but rather to open their eyes, to give them a good shaking, even to frighten them.' So it transpires that there's a re-creative daring about Harnoncourt's conducting – in essence an embracement of recent scholarly developments and his own pungent sense of characterisation – which is consistently illuminating, thus leaving the listener with the uncanny sensation that he or she is encountering this great music for the first time. In all this Harnoncourt is backed to the hilt by some superbly responsive, miraculously assured playing from the COE: their personable, unforced assimilation of his specific demands, allied to his intimate knowledge of the inner workings of these scores, make for wonderfully fresh, punchy results. In this respect Nos 6-8 in particular prove immensely rewarding, but the Eroica and the Fourth, too, are little short of superb. This is a cycle which excitingly reaffirms the lifeenhancing mastery of Beethoven's vision for many years to come.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

GGramophone Awards 1992

Record of the Year

GGramophone Magazine

100 Greatest Recordings

Building a Library

Budget Choice - July 2005

Teldec - 0927497682

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


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Eugen Jochum

Eugen Jochum

Beethoven - Complete Symphonies & other works


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Fidelio Overture Op. 72c

Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a

The Ruins of Athens Overture, Op. 113

The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43


Recorded 1952-61, some items mono

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Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Emilia Cundari (soprano), Nell Rankin (mezzo-soprano), Albert Da Costa (tenor), William Wilderman (baritone)


Sony - G0100014030690

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


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First Choice - February 2002

DG - 4690002

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

(First release 1963)


“This was the first set of the Nine to be planned, recorded and sold as an integral cycle. It was also a set that had been extremely carefully positioned from the interpretative point of view.
Where Karajan's 1950s Philharmonia cycle had elements in it that owed a certain amount to the old German school of Beethoven interpretation, the new-found virtuosity of the Berliners allowed him to approach more nearly the fierce beauty and lean-toned fiery m anner of Toscanini's Beethoven style as Karajan had first encountered it in its halcyon age in the mid-1930s.
Nothing demonstrates this better than the 1962 recording of the Fourth Symphony, fiery and radiant as Karajan's reading had not previously been, and never would be again. The old shibboleth among writers and musicians that the evennumbered symphonies were somehow less dramatic than the odd-numbered ones meant nothing to Karajan. His accounts of the Second, Fourth, Sixth and Eighth Symphonies were every bit as intense as their allegedly sturdier neighbours. Only in the Seventh Symphony's third movement Trio and the Menuetto of the Eighth Symphony – where he continued to follow Wagner's idea of this as an essentially stately dance, a kind of surrogate slow movement – did he deviate significantly from the Toscanini model. And it worked. True, the first movement of the Pastoral Symphony was a touch airless, lacking some of the easy wonderment of Karajan's old Philharmonia recording. But, then, Toscanini himself had never managed to replicate the unique charm of his pre-war English recording with the BBC SO.
The original review of the cycle entered a number of caveats, some of which still pertain, though it's the lack of certain repeats and the non-antiphonal dispensation of the violins that may worry some most nowadays. What so enthused us back then was the urgency of the music-making, its vitality and, ultimately, a fierce sense of joy that had its natural point of culmination in a thrillingly played and eloquently sung account of the finale of the Ninth.
The playing of the new rejuvenated BPO dazzled throughout, as did Günther Hermanns recordings: clean and clear, and daringly 'lit' with a bright shimmer of reverberation. The recordings have always transferred effortlessly to CD and the present reissue is no exception.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

Presto Greatest Recordings

1960s

DG Collectors Edition - 4630882

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