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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 1–9

  • Catalogue Number LSO0598
    UPC 822231159827

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd
    sound engineers

    Recorded November 2005 and April 2006, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch

  • Benchmark Beethoven Cycle BBC Music Magazine

    Classical Recordings of the Year New York Times

    CDs of the Year Philadelphia Enquirer

    CDs of the Year Svenska Dagbladet

    Nominated for Best Classical Album
    49th Annual Grammy Awards

    Records of the Year New York Times

    CDs of the Year ‘Few music lovers saw this one coming ... Haitink has rarely sounded more suitably agitated. Even the problematic Triple Concerto has rare drama and purpose; this recording may be the best ever.’ Philadelphia Enquirer

    ‘A towering achievement’ The Times

    ‘Simply masterful Beethoven… Capped by a magisterial account of the Ninth Symphony, this is the Beethoven set for our time. Even if you already have umpteen other recordings of these works, you really owe it to yourself to hear this new set.’
    Chicago Tribune

    Disc of the Month
    Performance ***** Sound *****
    'A complete confidence exists between the LSO, in magnificent form, and its conductor. This disc is the triumphant climax to the series.' BBC Music Magazine, Symphonies Nos 4 & 8

    Artistic Quality 10 Sound Quality 10 'The LSO are in absolutely smashing form - an unforgettable experience. It's a veritable orchestral adventure.' ClassicsToday.com, Symphonies Nos 4 & 8

    Performance***** Sound ***** 'Without being quirky Haitink presents it in a way that feels utterly fresh - the results are exhilarating.'
    BBC Music Magazine, Symphonies Nos 5 & 1

    Performance ***** Sound *****
    Benchmark Recording
    'A blazing performance of the Seventh Symphony that reaches a superbly disciplined and frenzied conclusion.'
    BBC Music Magazine, Symphony No 7 & Triple Concerto

    CD of the Week 'This recording has impressed every one of the CD Review team - there is a feeling of immediacy and drama tempered with vision and maturity as though Haitink's long career has been leading towards this time where he can combine impetuosity and youthful enthusiasm with the wisdom of age and experience.'
    BBC Radio 3 CD Review, Symphony No 9

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Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra


The release of Bernard Haitink's new cycle of the Beethoven symphonies was one of the most talked about classical events of 2006. Over recent years many people had questioned whether another complete set of Beethoven's symphonies would ever be recorded. But Haitink's revelatory recordings have demonstrated why fresh new interpretations of Beethoven's music are so important and why the composer's music is still so relevant today.


Composer   Beethoven
Conductor   Bernard Haitink
Performers   London Symphony Chorus,
London Symphony Orchestra
Soloists  

Twyla Robinson, Karen Cargill, John Mac Master, Gerald Finley, Gordan Nikolitch, Tim Hugh, 
Lars Vogt


Track list
Disc 1
1. Symphony No 3 in E-Flat Major 'Eroica': I. Allegro Con Brio
2. Symphony No 3 in E-Flat Major 'Eroica': II. Marcia Funebre: Adagio Assai
3. Symphony No 3 in E-Flat Major 'Eroica': III. Scherzo and Trio: Allegro Vivace
4. Symphony No 3 in E-Flat Major 'Eroica': IV. Finale: Allegro Molto
5. Leonore Overture No 2

Disc 2
2. Symphony No 4 in B-Flat Major: II. Adagio
3. Symphony No 4 in B-Flat Major: III. Allegro Vivace
4. Symphony No 4 in B-Flat Major: IV. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
5. Symphony No 8 in F Major: I. Allegro Vivace e Con Brio
6. Symphony No 8 in F Major: II. Allegretto Scherzando
7. Symphony No 8 in F Major: III. Tempo Di Menuetto
8. Symphony No 8 in F Major: IV. Allegro Vivace

Disc 3
1. Symphony No 5 in C Minor: I. Allegro Con Brio
2. Symphony No 5 in C Minor: II. Andante Con Moto
3. Symphony No 5 in C Minor: III. Allegro
4. Symphony No 5 in C Minor: IV. Allegro
5. Symphony No 1 in C Major: I. Adagio Molto - Allegro Con Brio
6. Symphony No 1 in C Major: II. Andante Cantabile Con Moto
7. Symphony No 1 in C Major: III. Menuetto & Trio: Allegro Molto e Vivace
8. Symphony No 1 in C Major: IV. Adagio - Allegro Molto e Vivace

Disc 4
1. Symphony No 6 in F Major 'Pastoral': I. Erwachen Heiterer Gefühle Bei Der Ankunft Auf Dem Lande
2. Symphony No 6 in F Major 'Pastoral': II. Szene Am Bach
3. Symphony No 6 in F Major 'Pastoral': III. Lustiges Zusammensein Der Landleute
4. Symphony No 6 in F Major 'Pastoral': IV. Gewitter, Sturm
5. Symphony No 6 in F Major 'Pastoral': V. Hirtengesang - Frohe, Dankbare Gefühle Nach Dem Sturm
6. Symphony No 2 in D Minor: I. Adagio Molto - Allegro Con Brio
7. Symphony No 2 in D Minor: II. Larghetto
8. Symphony No 2 in D Minor: III. Scherzo & Trio: Allegro
9. Symphony No 2 in D Minor: IV. Allegro Molto

Disc 5
1. Symphony No 7 in A Major: I. Poco Sostenuto - Vivace
2. Symphony No 7 in A Major: II. Allegretto
3. Symphony No 7 in A Major: III. Presto
4. Symphony No 7 in A Major: IV. Allegro Con Brio
5. Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in C Major - 'Triple Concerto': I. Allegro
6. Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in C Major - 'Triple Concerto': II. Largo
7. Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in C Major - 'Triple Concerto': III. Rondo Alla Polacca

Disc 6
1. Symphony No 9 in D Minor 'Choral': I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo, un Poco Maestoso
2. Symphony No 9 in D Minor 'Choral': II. Scherzo: Molto Vivace
3. Symphony No 9 in D Minor 'Choral': III. Adagio Molto e Cantabile
4. Symphony No 9 in D Minor 'Choral': IV. Presto - Allegro Ma Non Troppo - Vivace - Adagio Cantabile


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