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)

including nine documentaries in a hardcover box


After the very successful release of the single DVDs we now release Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performing Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1 – 9 including nine one hour documentaries, one for each film. Maestro Thielemann and Joachim Kaiser (the most famous German music critic) discuss and analyze in an entertaining conversational exchange Thielemann’s interpretation, complemented by excerpts from rehearsals as well as by comparisons of Beethoven cycles with Karajan, Bernstein, Böhm, Järvi etc. This is the Beethoven cycle of the 21st century!

9 DVDs or 3 Blu-rays in a valuable hardcover box with 16 hours of concerts and documentaries.

“Thielemann´s reading of the Beethoven symphonies stands heads and shoulders above the countless and mostly undistinguishable versions on offer.” Die Presse

“The performances, the Vienna Philharmonic on top form, can't help sounding wonderful...oddly, it is the discussions that are the most enjoyable elements in this ambitious set.” BBC Music Magazine * * */ *

“This is growling, mane-shaking Beethoven: a traditional approach to the music with full sound and large forces. Thielemann takes a precise yet lyrical approach to the music, as he discusses and demonstrates in the three hour-long accompanying musicological discussions.” Classic FM Magazine * * * *

Total: 956 minutes

Symphonies: 446 minutes

Documentaries: 510 minutes

BD: dts-HD MA 5.0, PCM Stereo

Subtitles E, F, Sp, I, Kor., Chin.

Blu-ray: 3 BD in a hard-cover box

“Listen to the Scherzos and Minuets of the first four symphonies. They fairly spring out of the blocks with a muscular tension that brooks no obstacle or oppositions, the orchestra perfectly weighted body in total control of its limbs and members...most of these performances seem contrived as a luxuriously appointed bulwark against feared forces of change and dogma...The concert films show an orchestra in happy union with its conductor” Gramophone Magazine, April 2012

“the hour-long film that accompanies each of the nine masterpieces here...is chock-full of revealing information...the radiant sanity of [Thielemann's] approach shines through every bar...for a set in which the Austro-German invincibility of this extraordinary music is felt gradually mounting through the cycle as a whole, as if in one magnificent sweep, we haven't had a set to compare seriously with this since Karajan's final cycle of the 1980s.” International Record Review, January 2012

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7-9

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7-9

and documentaries about each Symphony


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

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

Annette Dasch (soprano), Mihoko Fujimura (alto), Piotr Beczala (tenor) & Georg Zeppenfeld (bass)


This is a Beethoven Symphonies Cycle of the 21st century! Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1 – 9 incl. and each DVD includes a one-hour-long documentary for each symphony.

Includes an hour-long documentary for each symphony where Maestro Thielemann and Joachim Kaiser (the most famous German music critic) discuss and analyze in an entertaining conversational exchange Thielemann’s interpretation, complemented by excerpts from rehearsals as well as by comparisons of Beethoven cycles with Karajan, Bernstein etc. – no aspect of Beethoven’s symphonic œuvre will remain unaffected!

The Documentaries include legendary footage of performances from Karajan, Bernstein, Böhm, Järvi etc

This is the first Beethoven Cycle of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in full HD and 5.0 sound.

Running Time: Total: 325 minutes

Symphonies: 155 minutes

Documentaries: 170 minutes

Sound DVD: DTS 5.0, PCM Stereo

Subtitles E, F, Sp, I, Kor., Chin., Jap.

Packaging NTSC: 2 DVD Amaray

Booklet English, German, French

“The performances, the Vienna Philharmonic on top form, can't help sounding wonderful...oddly, it is the discussions that are the most enjoyable elements in this ambitious set.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2011 ***/*

“This is growling, mane-shaking Beethoven: a traditional approach to the music with full sound and large forces. But just because it's big boned doesn't mean it's not elegant. Thielemann takes a precise yet lyrical approach to the music, as he discusses and demonstrates in the three hour-long accompanying musicological discussions.” Classic FM Magazine, April 2011 ****

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Disks also available separately.

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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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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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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'


RCA Tresors - 74321840442

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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)

4 x DVD 9 / NTSC

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“An impressive account of ‘The Nine’ from the forces of the Paris Opera, one that certainly has its place among a strong set of modern filmed cycles.” MusicWeb International, 5th January 2017

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Masters of Classical Music

Masters of Classical Music

20 documentaries on 4 Blu-ray Discs in a luxury Box


Excerpts from

Bach, J S:

Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 BWV1046-1051 (complete)

Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz

Bartók:

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Recorded live at the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon, 1 May 2003

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Beethoven:

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

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

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Berliner Philharmoniker, Mariss Jansons

Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Recorded live at the Teatro Massimo, Palermo, 1 May 2002

Gil Shaham (violin)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Bruckner:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Debussy:

La Mer

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Dvorak:

Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Haydn:

Symphony No. 94 in G Major 'Surprise'

Berliner Philharmoniker, Mariss Jansons

Mahler:

Symphony No. 5

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Das Lied von der Erde

WDR Sinfonieorchester, Semyon Bychkov

Mendelssohn:

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Recorded live at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, May 1997

Frank Michael Erben (violin)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur

Mozart:

Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'

Recorded live at the Konzerthaus, Berlin, 13 November 2005

Kammerorchester C.P.E. Bach, Hartmut Haenchen

Ravel:

Boléro

Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim

Schubert:

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Berliner Philharmoniker, Daniel Barenboim

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Martha Argerich (piano)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly

Strauss, R:

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64

Recorded live at the Semperoper, Dresden, 22 September 1998

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

Berliner Philharmoniker, Bernard Haitink

Tchaikovsky:

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado


Twenty famous masterpieces by the most important composers in history are brought closer to the viewer through first class concert broadcasts. Examples from the musical scores help the viewer to follow the themes and rhythms and to understand the overall structure of the work. Each introductory feature is clearly andinformatively designed. Thus the viewer goes on a journey back to the time and place of composition and isinformed about the life of the composer whilst receiving a complete introduction to the work

Discovering Masters of Classical Music includes : Bach Brandenburg Concertos, Mozart Symphony No. 41, Haydn Symphony No. 94 “Surprise”, Beethoven Symphony No. 5 and No. 9, Schubert Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”,Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Violin Concerto in E-minor, Schumann Piano Concerto,Brahms Violin Concerto, Bruckner Symphony No. 8, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Dvořák Symphony No. 9, Debussy La Mer, Mahler Symphony No. 5 and Das Lied von der Erde, Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps, Strauss Eine Alpensinfonie, Ravel Boléro, Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra, Freiburger Barockorchester, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Sächsische Staatskapelle, WienerPhilharmoniker, WDR Sinfonieorchester

Conductors: Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Hartmut Haenchen, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Kurt Masur, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Gottfried von der Goltz

Hosted by Jeremy Barham, Michael Beckerman, Pierre Boulez, Frank-Michael Erben, Constantin Floros, HartmutHaenchen, Peter Hill, Armin Koch, Wulf Kunold, Robert Levin, Paul Roberts, Wolfgang Sandberger, Habakuk Traber

Picture format Blu-ray : 1080i Full HD - 16:9 - NTSC

Sound format Blu-ray: PCM Stereo

Region code: All (worldwide)

Running time: 600 mins

Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese German

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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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