Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

This page lists all recordings of Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete), by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) on CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


plus:

41. Rehearsal of 1st movement (Symphony No. 9)

42. Rehearsal of 3rd Movement (Symphony No. 9)

43. Rehearsal of 4th movement (Symphony No. 9)


Karajan recorded the Complete Symphonies of Beethoven no fewer than 4 times for DG, but this first 1963 recording was financially the most daring, artistically the most radical, and commercially the most successful.

It was estimated that over 100,000 boxes would have to be sold if Deutsche Grammophon’s gargantuan 1.5 million Deutschmark investment was to be recouped. The head of a rival company predicted that Deutsche Grammophon was heading for “a colossal financial catastrophe”.

By 1973 nearly one million sets had been sold, ten times the original breakeven estimate. 50 years on from its original launch, the set remains the best-selling Beethoven cycle of all time.

The 1963 Berlin set dazzled like no other, aided in no small measure by the clean, clear, daringly “lit” recordings made in Berlin’s Jesus-Christus-Kirche by the young Günter Hermanns whose debut as Karajan’s principal recording engineer this was.

Critics and the record-buying public were enthused above all by the urgency and beauty of the music-making and by a fierce sense of joy which reached its apogee in a thrillingly played and eloquently sung account of the finale of the epic Ninth Symphony.

DG - 4795977

(Blu-ray Audio)

$24.25

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Gabriele Lechner (soprano), Diane Elias (contralto), Michael Pabst (tenor), Robert Holzer (bass-baritone)

Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Chorus, Richard Edlinger, Michael Halasz

Naxos Special Projects - 930187

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Robert Holzer (bass-baritone), Gabriele Lechner (soprano), Diane Elias (contralto), Michael Pabst (tenor)

Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, CSR Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava, Zagreb Philharmonic Chorus, Richard Edlinger, Michael Halasz

Amadis - 18501

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Warner Classics - 2564656724

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Beethoven: The Symphonies

Beethoven: The Symphonies

Copenhagen 2012-14


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Albina Shagimuratova (soprano), Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo-soprano), ScottMacAllister (tenor) & Johan Reuter (bass)

Danish National Concert Choir

Berlioz:

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Rodrigo:

Concierto de Aranjuez

Pepe Romero (guitar)

Strauss, R:

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64


The Spanish Maestro Rafael Frühbeckde Burgos (1933-2014) concluded his acclaimed international conducting career of almost six decades with two memorable years as the venerated Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live in concert at the new DR Koncerthusetin Copenhagen, this Blu-ray box set combines Frühbeck de Burgos’ powerful interpretation of the complete symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven with his spectacular renderings of Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz and Richard Strauss’ Eine Alpensinfonieas well as Joaquín Rodrigo’s popular Conciertode Aranjuez, featuring the world-renowned Spanish guitarist Pepe Romero.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Dacapo - 2110433-35BD

(Blu-ray - 3 discs)

$47.00

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Myrto Papatanasiu (soprano), Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano), Burkhard Fritz (tenor) & Gerald Finley (baritone)

Netherlands Radio Choir & Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Iván Fischer

Recorded Live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 11 May 2013, 31 May 2013, 9-10 January 2014 and 20-21 February 2014

The Beethoven symphonies: all nine of them stunning masterworks, all nine performed countless times. Be that as it may, there are conductors who can recontextualise these symphonies in such a way that they sound completely new, as Iván Fischer proved in 2013 and 2014 in his Beethoven Series with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, spread out over two seasons. A veritable journey of discovery through a familiar landscape.

LPCM 2.0 / DTS HD Master 5.0 / 16:9 / 1080i

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

RCO Live - RCO14108

(Blu-ray - 3 discs)

$30.00

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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-HD Master Audio 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)

Region free

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

Resolution: 1080i High Definition

2 x Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer) + 1 x 50 GB (Dual Layer)

FSK 0

“A valuable addition to the vast catalogue of Beethoven symphony recordings. A pleasure to see and hear.” MusicWeb International, 1st November 2016

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Arthaus Musik - 109249

(Blu-ray - 3 discs)

$76.75

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra & Polish Chamber Choir Schola Cantorum Gedanensis, Wojciech Rajski

The market for high-quality multi-channel recording is making great strides forward. A lot of good new recordings were presented recently at the High End Hi-Fi Show in Munich, and now we're offering one more: the first complete recording of all Ludwig van Beethoven's symphonies in phenomenal TACET Real Surround Sound in a box of 3 Blu-ray Discs!

Wojciech Rajski and his Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra unleash a five-and-a-half-hour firework display full of surprises. You can hardly believe your ears: was that really exactly how Beethoven wrote it? Yes, absolutely!

Tacet Wojciech Rajski Beethoven Symphonies - TACET9745

(Blu-ray Audio - 3 discs)

$72.25

This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched.

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


DVD Video

Region: 0

Sony Karajan Anniversary Edition - 88697232189

(DVD Video - 3 discs)

$14.00

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Mariss Jansons: The Beethoven Symphonies

Mariss Jansons: The Beethoven Symphonies

Live Recordings from Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 2012


Beethoven:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)


Special Feature: Mariss Jansons rehearses Beethoven’s Eroica.

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0, PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.0

Picture Format: 16:9, 1080i High Definition

Subtitles: GB (Bonus) / DE, GB, ES, FR, IT, KOR (Symphony No.9)

Running Time: 384 mins + 44 mins (Bonus)

Blu-ray Disc: 3 x 25 GB (Single Layer)

FSK: 0

Region Code: Worldwide

Worldwide available, excluding Japan

“Here is a masterclass in rehearsal technique...Jansons is demanding, concise, collegial, genial, totally focused, always keen to involve the orchestra in a shared journey of discovery...The performances are intelligently filmed” Financial Times, 9th November 2013 ****

Blu-ray Disc

Region: all

Arthaus Musik Mariss Jansons Complete Beethoven Symphonies - 107536

(Blu-ray - 3 discs)

$71.00

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