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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies, Concertos and Overtures (Complete) (12-CD Box Set)

    

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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies, Concertos and Overtures (Complete) (12-CD Box Set)

Triumphing over deafness and turbulent political times, Ludwig van Beethoven singlehandedly changed the course of music history, laying down the foundations for the Romantic era. His nine symphonies grew out of the forms established in the time of Mozart and Haydn, but show a remarkable evolution which embraces heroic grandeur in the Third Symphony, patriotism and innovation in the Fifth Symphony, countryside imagery and narrative in the Sixth Symphony, and choral inspiration in the Ninth Symphony, the ‘Ode to Joy’ from which has become the Anthem for Europe.

Even Beethoven couldn’t entirely escape the influence of Mozart, and this lineage can be traced in the melodic grace to be found in the symphonies as well as the concertos. Imposing in their stature, the five Piano Concertos are filled with lively inventiveness as well as some of the most beautiful music ever to emerge from this genre. Beethoven’s single work in the popular symphonie concertante form is the ‘Triple’ Concerto, but it is the distinctive nobility of the Violin Concerto which has seen it gain an unassailable position as one of the greatest works in the repertoire.

Beethoven considered music ‘a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy’, with greatness of conception and painstaking craftsmanship his hallmarks. The Overtures are no exception in this, reflecting the drama and excitement of the theatre and including the opening of his only opera Fidelio.



Disc 1

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
1.   I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio 00:09:14
2.   II. Andante cantabile con moto 00:07:06
3.   III. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace 00:04:35
4.   IV. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace 00:06:10
  Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"
5.   I. Pleasant, cheerful feelings aroused on approaching the countryside: Allegro ma non troppo 00:11:06
6.   II. Scene by the brook: Andante molto mosso 00:12:05
7.   III. Happy gathering of villagers: Allegro 00:04:59
8.   IV. Thunder - storm: Allegro 00:03:54
9.   V. Shepherd's song: Grateful thanks to the Almighty after the storm: Allegretto 00:09:54


Disc 2

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
1.   I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio 00:12:24
2.   II. Larghetto 00:11:15
3.   III. Scherzo: Allegro 00:04:37
4.   IV. Allegro molto 00:06:42
  Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
5.   I. Allegro con brio 00:07:16
6.   II. Andante con moto 00:09:21
7.   III. Allegro 00:08:33
8.   IV. Allegro 00:10:36


Disc 3

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
1.   I. Allegro con brio 00:16:58
2.   II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai 00:12:52
3.   III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace 00:05:53
4.   IV. Finale: Allegro molto 00:11:35
  Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
5.   I. Allegro vivace e con brio 00:09:17
6.   II. Allegretto scherzando 00:03:50
7.   III. Tempo di menuetto 00:05:51
8.   IV. Allegro vivace 00:07:44


Disc 4

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60
1.   I. Adagio - Allegro vivace 00:11:48
2.   II. Adagio 00:09:41
3.   III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace - Trio: Un poco meno allegro 00:06:00
4.   IV. Allegro ma non troppo 00:06:58
  Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
5.   I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace 00:14:25
6.   II. Allegretto 00:08:12
7.   III. Presto 00:09:31
8.   IV. Allegro con brio 00:08:51


Disc 5

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Schiller, Friedrich von, lyricist(s)

  Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, 'Choral'
1.   I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso 00:14:44
2.   II. Molto vivace 00:13:46
3.   III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato 00:13:05
4.   IV. Finale: Presto 00:23:19


Disc 6

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
1.   I. Allegro con brio 00:17:42
2.   II. Largo 00:11:01
3.   III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando 00:08:47
  Rondo in B-Flat Major, WoO 6
4.   Rondo in B - Flat Major, WoO 6 00:09:37

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Kuffner, Christoph Johann Anton, lyricist(s)

  Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy"
5.   Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy" 00:19:49


Disc 7

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19
1.   I. Allegro con brio 00:14:04
2.   II. Adagio 00:09:03
3.   III. Rondo: Molto allegro 00:06:03
  Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor"
4.   I. Allegro 00:20:13
5.   II. Adagio un poco mosso 00:08:01
6.   III. Rondo: allegro 00:10:02


Disc 8

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
1.   I. Allegro con brio 00:16:33
2.   II. Largo 00:09:53
3.   III. Rondo: Allegro 00:08:49
  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
4.   I. Allegro moderato 00:19:07
5.   II. Andante con moto 00:05:36
6.   III. Rondo: Vivace 00:09:56


Disc 9

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto in D Major, Op. 61a
1.   I. Allegro, ma non troppo 00:24:14
2.   II. Larghetto 00:09:23
3.   III. Rondo 00:09:48
  Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 56
4.   I. Allegro 00:17:40
5.   II. Largo 00:05:03
6.   III. Rondo alla polacca 00:13:04


Disc 10

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture
1.   Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture 00:06:25
  Die Geschopfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43: Overture
2.   Die Geschopfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43: Overture 00:05:38
  Overture to Collin's Coriolan, Op. 62, "Coriolan Overture"
3.   Overture to Collin's Coriolan, Op. 62, "Coriolan Overture" 00:08:32
  Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113: Overture
4.   Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113: Overture 00:05:20
  Egmont, Op. 84: Overture
5.   Egmont, Op. 84: Overture 00:08:30
  Overture in C Major to Die Weihe des Hauses (The Consecration of the House), Op. 124
6.   Overture in C Major to Die Weihe des Hauses (The Consecration of the House), Op. 124 00:11:15
  Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
7.   Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b 00:14:23


Disc 11

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Overture in C Major, Op. 115, "Namensfeier" (Name Day Celebration)
1.   Overture in C Major, Op. 115, "Namensfeier" (Name Day Celebration) 00:07:19
  Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Major, Op. 138
2.   Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Major, Op. 138 00:10:04
  Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a
3.   Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a 00:14:41
  Konig Stephan (King Stephen), Op. 117: Overture
4.   Konig Stephan (King Stephen), Op. 117: Overture 00:07:03
  Ritterballett, WoO 1
5.   Ritterballett, WoO 1 00:13:19
  Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96: No. 4. Funeral March
6.   Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96: No. 4. Funeral March 00:05:50
  Triumphal March for Tarpeja, WoO 2a
7.   Triumphal March for Tarpeja, WoO 2a 00:02:52


Disc 12

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
1.   I. Allegro ma non troppo 00:25:11
2.   II. Larghetto 00:10:13
3.   III. Rondo: Allegro 00:11:21
  Romance No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40
4.   Romance No. 1 in G Major, Op. 40 00:08:40
  Romance No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50
5.   Romance No. 2 in F Major, Op. 50 00:09:50

Total Playing Time: 13:44:01






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van

Lyricist(s):
Kuffner, Christoph Johann Anton; Schiller, Friedrich von

Conductor(s):
Drahos, Béla; Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Jean, Kenneth; Wetton, Hilary Davan; Wordsworth, Barry

Orchestra(s):
Capella Istropolitana; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
City of London Choir; Nicolaus Esterhazy Chorus

Artist(s):
Davies, Julian; Donose, Ruxandra; Fink, Manfred; Fontanals-Simmons, Marta; Gadd, Stephen; Hoare, Peter; Jandó, Jenő; Kang, Dong-Suk; Kliegel, Maria; McCawley, Leon; Nishizaki, Takako; Otelli, Claudio; Papian, Hasmik; Rutter, Claire; Vladar, Stefan; Wallevik, Matilde

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Ballet; Choral - Secular; Concertos; Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.501204

Barcode: 730099120449

Physical Release: 04/2013

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