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

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Recorded live at the Philharmonie Berlin and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, 2000-2001


Blu-ray release of the successful DVD Box on the occasion of Claudio Abbado’s 80th Anniversary.

In February 2001 the Berliner Philharmoniker and Claudio Abbado were guests at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with all Beethoven symphonies. Their success was overwhelming with standing ovations after each performance.

This exclusive box containing the complete Beethoven Symphonies performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker includes a special multi-angle feature: each Disc offers sequences from the “conductor camera” showing the maestro from his perspective.

Including the 26 mins interview “Abbado on Beethoven”.

Critics spoke of seminal moments in the history of music.

Picture format Blu-ray Disc: 16:9

Sound formats Blu-ray Disc: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: All (worldwide)

Subtitles (Symphony No. 9): English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Booklet notes: English, French, German

Running time: 413 mins

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Tresors de Beethoven

Tresors de Beethoven


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

The Ruins of Athens: Turkish March

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

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

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

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

Funeral March for Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96/4

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

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

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

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 'Spring'

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'


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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Live from the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier, Paris


Ricarda Merbeth (soprano), Daniela Sindram (mezzo-soprano), Robert Dean Smith (tenor) & Gunther Groissbock (bass)

Choeurs de l’Opera National de Paris & Orchestre de l’Opera National de Paris, Philippe Jordan

A brand new production of all the Beethoven Symphonies with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris conducted by Philippe Jordan.

Philippe Jordan presents a young but traditionalist interpretation in the spirit of historical performance practice, setting a new course in Beethoven interpretation.

Filmed in the highest quality known on the market today, this wonderful production is made by the creators of the successful Shostakovich cycle.

Special feature: Philippe Jordan – Born to Conduct

A documentary film about Philippe Jordan, by Reiner E. Moritz

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

Audio Language: DE (Symphony no.9 & Special Feature)

Subtitles: DE, GB, FR, KOR, JP (Symphony no.9) / EN, FR (Special Feature)

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Running Time: 405 mins + 52 mins (Special Feature)

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My favourite Beethoven

My favourite Beethoven


Beethoven:

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

Sinead Mulhern (soprano), Carolin Masur (mezzo-soprano), Dominik Wortig (tenor) & Konstantin Wolff (bass baritone)

La Chambre Philharmonique (on period instruments) & Choeur de Chambre les Eléments, Emmanuel Krivine

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Philippe Jordan

Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7

Grigory Sokolov (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Grigory Sokolov (piano)

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Philippe Herreweghe

Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Philippe Herreweghe

Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Philippe Herreweghe

Violin Concerto Movement in C major, WoO 5

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)

Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Philippe Herreweghe


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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Live from the 2012 BBC Proms


plus:

DVD 4

Barenboim on Beethoven: Nine Symphonies that Changed the World Documentary


Anna Samuil (soprano), Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano), Michael König (tenor) & René Pape (bass)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra & National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Daniel Barenboim

Following on from last year’s momentous Beethoven For All project on Decca, this new DVD box set contains all nine Beethoven symphonies, filmed at the 2012 Proms, where the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under conductor Daniel Barenboim took residence for a week.

The box set also features the BBC documentary ‘Barenboim on Beethoven: Nine Symphonies that changed the world’ by Michael Waldman and Peter Dale. The film gains a unique insight into the nine symphonies, as well as the musicians’ views on the difficulties and delights of performing these inimitable works. Captured within the documentary, Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra take the complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies on tour to China and South Korea, to explore why these works are so often regarded as one of the greatest achievements of Western culture.

Their tour culminates in a performance of the 9th Symphony, next to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Barenboim and members of the orchestra reveal what it is about this music that is so striking today and what made Beethoven’s music so revolutionary at the time it was written.

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Furtwängler conducts Beethoven

Furtwängler conducts Beethoven

The Best of the World War II Legacy


Beethoven:

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

recorded on 19th and 20th December 1944

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

recorded on 27th and 30th June 1943

Berliner Philharmoniker

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

recorded on 2nd June 1944

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

recorded on 27th and 30th June 1943

Berliner Philharmoniker

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

recorded on 20th and 22nd March 1944

Berliner Philharmoniker

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

recorded on 27th and 30th June 1943

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

recorded on 31st October and 3rd November 1943

Berliner Philharmoniker

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

recorded on 22nd and 24th March 1942

Tilla Briem (soprano), Elisabeth Höngen (contralto), Peter Anders (tenor), Rudolf Watzke (bass)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Philharmonic Choir


Reissuing one of Music and Arts’ best-selling discs: these are the best World War II performances of Beethoven’s symphonies under the baton of Furtwängler.

Previously released versions on our label were acclaimed in Fanfare, American Record Guide, Pulse!, Absolute Sound, Diapason, Musica, and numerous other journals. Symphony No. 9 has been completely re-mastered for this edition.

“Separating these performances from the circumstances in which they took place may be impossible – the booklet includes a photographs of Furtwängler conducting in Berlin, with Hitler and Goebbels sitting in the front row – but there is some remarkable music-making here, especially the surging, majestic Eroica, the exaggeratedly romantic Fourth and the furious, frantic Ninth” The Guardian, 28th March 2013 ****

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Klemperer in Concert

Klemperer in Concert


Beethoven:

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123

06.06.1955

Annelies Kupper (soprano), Sieglinde Wagner (alto), Rudolf Schock (tenor), Josef Greindl (bass)

North West German Radio Chorus & Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

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

07.06.1960

Wilma Lipp (soprano), Ursula Boese (alto), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Franz Crass (bass)

Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Wien & Philharmonia Orchestra

Brahms:

Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

20.02.1956

Elisabeth Grümmer (soprano) & Hermann Prey (bass)

Cologne Radio Choir & Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

Mahler:

Symphony No. 4

11.02.1954

Elfride Trötschel (soprano)

Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra

Kindertotenlieder

17.10.1955

George London (bass)

Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra


These recordings were all made in the mid-1950s in Cologne, where the great German conductor Otto Klemperer’s work for the local radio station was a key element in his career. His work with the orchestras of the Cologne radio station produced benchmark performances of Classical and Romantic works, some of which are featured here on recordings of public concerts.

Here is Klemperer in his element, for as he said himself, he needed the concert atmosphere “to be in top form”. This 4-CD set includes outstanding recordings of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and Kindertotenlieder, Brahms’ Requiem, and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony.

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

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)


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

“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.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2009

“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.” MusicWeb International, March 2012

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & 'The Beethoven Project'

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & 'The Beethoven Project'


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


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London Philharmonic Orchestra 75th Anniversary

London Philharmonic Orchestra 75th Anniversary

Box Set Volume 3: 1983-2007


Beethoven:

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

Lucia Popp (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) & René Pape (bass)

London Philharmonic Choir, Klaus Tennstedt

Bruckner:

Te Deum in C major, WAB 45

Jane Eaglen (soprano), Birgit Remmert (contralto), Deon van der Walt (tenor) & Alfred Muff (bass)

Mozart-Chor Linz, Franz Welser-Möst

Mozart:

Mass in C minor, K427 'Great' - excerpts

Jane Eaglen (soprano), Birgit Remmert (contralto), Deon van der Walt (tenor) & Alfred Muff (bass)

Mozart-Chor Linz, Franz Welser-Möst

Requiem in D minor, K626 - excerpts

Jane Eaglen (soprano), Birgit Remmert (contralto), Deon van der Walt (tenor) & Alfred Muff (bass)

Mozart-Chor Linz, Franz Welser-Möst

Schubert:

Stabat mater, D383

Jane Eaglen (soprano), Birgit Remmert (contralto), Deon van der Walt (tenor) & Alfred Muff (bass)

Mozart-Chor Linz, Franz Welser-Möst

Shostakovich:

Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10

Kurt Masur

Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47

Kurt Masur

Symphony No. 14 in G minor, Op. 135

Vladimir Jurowski

Strauss, R:

Morgen mittag um elf! (from Capriccio)

Franz Welser-Möst


4 CDs for the price of 3

“The other jewel is Tennstedt’s Beethoven: Ninth Symphony, crackling with nervous energy from the start and showcasing the LPO’s intuitive relationship with its late lamented German chief.” Financial Times, 27 October 2007

“An electrifying Beethoven Choral Symphony from Tennstedt.” Sunday Telegraph, 20 January 2008

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