BEETHOVEN, L. van: Edition (Complete) (90-DISC Boxed Set)
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Edition (Complete) (90-DISC Boxed Set)
Includes a 136-page booklet with the full and detailed track list, and comprehensive notes on Beethoven’s life and works.
Two free album downloads of Liszt piano transcriptions of Beethoven’s symphonies or songs.
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[90 DISCS]

The Beethoven
Complete Edition

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Release date: 1st November 2019

Beethoven’s monumental contribution to Western classical music is celebrated here in this definitive collection marking the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Surveying the totality of his career and achievement, the Complete Edition spans orchestral, concerto, keyboard, chamber, music for the stage, choral and vocal works, encompassing his most familiar and iconic masterpieces, alongside rarities and recently reconstructed fragments and sketches in world premiere recordings. The roster of artists and ensembles includes some of Beethoven’s greatest contemporary exponents, in performances that have won critical acclaim worldwide.

Over 100 hours of music • Over 1,550 tracks
Includes 136-page booklet

90-DISC box, featuring over 1,550 individual tracks, a detailed 136-page booklet and bonus of two free album downloads.
Accompanied by an authoritative and compelling note, the repertoire included spans Beethoven’s orchestral, concerto, keyboard, chamber, music for the stage, choral and vocal works. Encompassing his most familiar and iconic pieces as well as only recently discovered rarities, it is a truly thorough and exhaustive compendium of a complex genius.
The track list features a host of fragments, sketches, drafts, arrangements, transcriptions and reconstructions – some of which have never before been recorded – that reveal a very intimate, personal insight into the inner workings of Beethoven as a composer.
Bonus: Free downloads – purchasers of the box may download two albums from Liszt’s transcriptions of Beethoven’s symphonies and songs. Coupon code with details included in the box.
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* WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING
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1–62 Piano Fragments, Arrangements and Sketches
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34 Miscellaneous piano pieces including ‘Andante favori’, and Wellington's Victory, Hess 97 (version for piano) Piano Fragments, Arrangements and Sketches
* WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING
(Disc 32, Tracks 3, 6, 8, 12, 16, 26, 35 & 37)
(Disc 34, Tracks 13 & 33)
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39 12 Variations in F major on ‘Se vuol ballare’ from Mozart’s
Le nozze di Figaro, WoO 40 (1792–93)
40 Rondo in G major, WoO 41 (1793–94)
41–43 Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17 (version for cello and piano)
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* WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING
(Disc 42, Track 13)
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1–4 Irish Songs III, WoO 154 (1810–15)
TRACKS: 1, 3 | 2, 4
5–30 26 Welsh Songs, WoO 155 (1810–15)
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1–22 22 Scottish Songs, WoO 156 (1810–20)
TRACKS: 1 | 2–22
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1–4 4 English Songs, WoO 157 (1816/19)
5–33 29 Songs of Various Nationality, WoO 158 (1816–20)
TRACKS: 5–31 | 32, 33
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25 Kriegslied der Österreicher, WoO 122
(version for voice, choir and piano) (1797)
26 La partenza, WoO 124 (probably 1795)
27 Es lebe unser teurer Fürst, WoO 106
‘Lobkowitz-Kantate’ (probably 1822)
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18 Andenken, WoO 136 (1808)
19 Gesang aus der Ferne, WoO 137 (1809)
20 Der Jüngling in der Fremde, WoO 138 (final version) (1809)
21 Der Liebende, WoO 139 (1809)
22–27 6 Songs, Op. 75 (1809)
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21 Der Mann von Wort, Op. 99 (1816)
22–27 An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98 (1816)
28 Ruf vom Berge, WoO 147 (1816)
29 So oder so, WoO 148 (1817)
30 Resignation, WoO 149 (1814–15)
31 Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel, WoO 150 (1820)
32 Der edle Mensch sei hülfreich und gut, WoO 151, Hess 132 (1823)
33 Auf, Freunde, singt dem Gott der Ehen (2nd version),
WoO 105, Hess 124 ‘Hochzeitslied’ (1819)
34 Auf, Freunde, singt dem Gott der Ehen (1st version),
WoO 105, Hess 125 ‘Hochzeitslied’ (1819)
35 Der Kuss, Op. 128 (1822)
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1–24 Miscellaneous Lieder and Alternative Versions
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1–80 Canons and Musical Jokes
TRACKS: 1–3, 5–55 | 4 | 56–80
* WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING
(Disc 88, Tracks 20 & 24)
(Disc 90, Tracks 1, 13, 14, 51 & 54)
FIRST RECORDINGS
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18 4 Bagatelles, WoO 213: No. 3 in A flat major
(ed. A. W. Holsbergen, b. 1957)
29 Menuett in B flat major, Hess 331
(1799) (reconstructed by A. W. Holsbergen)
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2 Sketch in A major, Hess 60
(1818) (transcribed by A. Schmitz, 1893–1980)
6 Sketches in C major and G major, Bia. 276
(c. 1800) (reconstructed by A. W. Holsbergen, b. 1957)
8 Fragment in A major producing effect of Horns,
Bia. 268
(1793) (reconstructed by A.W. Holsbergen)
12 Sketch in F major, Bia. 273
(1793) (reconstructed by A.W. Holsbergen)
16 Sketch for Piano Sonata in A minor, Bia. 318
(1802) (reconstructed by A.W. Holsbergen)
26 March in C minor, Hess 330
(1804) (reconstructed by A.W. Holsbergen)
35 Intermezzo for Sonata in C minor, Bia. 191
(possible sketches for Piano Sonata No. 5 or No. 8)

(1798–99) (reconstructed by A.W. Holsbergen)
37 Andante in B flat major, Bia. 272
(1793) (reconstructed by A.W. Holsbergen)
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13 Pastorella in C major, Bia. 622 (1815) (transcribed by F. Rovelli, b. 1979)
33 Melody in C minor, Hess 324
(1802) (reconstructed by A.W. Holsbergen, b. 1957)
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13 Piano Trio in F minor, Bia. 637
(1816) (fragments transcribed by N. Marston, b. 1958)
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  Die Ruinen von Athen, Op. 113 (‘The Ruins of Athens’)
(1811) – of version with narration
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20 Opferlied, Hess 145
(sketch of 1st setting, WoO 126, version for voice and piano)
(1796)
24 6 Songs, Op. 48: No. 3. Vom Tode (1st version) (1798–99)
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1 Herr Graf, ich komme zu fragen, WoO 221, Hess 276
(c. 1796–97) (arr. T. Holmes, b. 1965, for choir and piano)
13 Ich küsse Sie, WoO 169, Hess 250 (1816) (arr. T. Holmes for voice and choir)
14 Ars longa, vita brevis, WoO 170, Hess 251
(1815/16) (arr. T. Holmes for choir)
51 Signor Abate!, WoO 178 (c. 1820) (arr. T. Holmes for choir and piano)
54 Ich bin bereit! – Amen, WoO 201, Hess 282
(after 1818) (arr. T. Holmes for choir)
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Sergio Gallo

Sergio Gallo, Piano

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Patrick Gallois

Patrick Gallois, Flute

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Amy and Sara Hamann

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Jenő Jandó

Jenő Jandó, Piano

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Jakub Junek

Jakub Junek, Violin

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Dong-Suk Kang

Dong-Suk Kang, Violin

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Maria Kliegel

Maria Kliegel, Cello

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Warren Lee

Warren Lee, Piano

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Takako Nishizaki

Takako Nishizaki, Violin

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Carl Petersson

Carl Petersson, Piano

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Hermann Prey

Hermann Prey, Baritone

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Matti Salminen

Matti Salminen, Bass

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Konstantin Scherbakov

Konstantin Scherbakov, Piano

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Kazunori Seo

Kazunori Seo, Flute

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Nina Tichman

Nina Tichman, Piano

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Stefan Vladar

Stefan Vladar, Piano

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Larry Weng

Larry Weng, Piano

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Ian Yungwook Yoo

Ian Yungwook Yoo, Piano

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Fine Arts Quartet

Fine Arts Quartet

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Kodály Quartet

Kodály Quartet

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New Zealand Piano Quartet

New Zealand Piano Quartet

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Xyrion Trio

Xyrion Trio

Recognised as one of Germany’s most outstanding ensembles, the Xyrion Trio plays with passionate intensity, exuberance, subtlety of dynamic expression and the ability to illuminate the repertoire through the strongly individual personalities of its members. The ensemble’s debut recording on the Naxos label (8.557723) the first of five volumes presenting the complete Beethoven Trio cycle, was named Editor’s Choice of the Month by MusicWeb International and was awarded the Supersonic Prize of Pizzicato. Read more here.
Capella Istropolitana

Capella Istropolitana

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Czech Chamber Philharmonic
Orchestra Pardubice

Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice

The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice is valued for its stylistic interpretations and the extraordinary quality of its orchestral sound, and it is rightly ranked amongst the world’s leading representatives of Czech musical culture. The orchestra has collaborated with many leading conductors and soloists, and has recorded dozens of successful albums on record labels including Naxos. Read more here.
Minnesota Orchestra

Minnesota Orchestra

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Nashville Symphony

Nashville Symphony

One of Tennessee’s largest and longest-running nonprofit performing arts organizations, the Nashville Symphony has been an integral part of the ‘Music City’ sound since 1946. The orchestra is one of the most active recording orchestras in the US, with 30 releases. Together, these recordings have earned a total of 24 GRAMMY Award nominations and 13 GRAMMY Awards, including two for Best Orchestral Performance. Read more here.
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) is New Zealand’s national orchestra. Each year the NZSO performs more than 100 concerts in more than 30 different communities across New Zealand, to audiences in excess of 100,000 people. In addition, the orchestra’s performances can be heard on Radio New Zealand concert broadcasts, film soundtracks and commercial recordings. In 2016, the NZSO was nominated for Best Orchestral Performance at the prestigious GRAMMY Awards. Read more here.
Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia

Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia

The Hungarian Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia was formed in 1992 from members of the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, initially as a recording orchestra for Naxos. The Sinfonia ranges in size from a baroque string orchestra to an ensemble suitable for Haydn or Mozart, or, augmented, for performances of Beethoven. It has also recorded crossover or seasonally popular works, as on its Marco Polo/Naxos collections of popular Chinese melodies and Christmas baroque favourites. Read more here.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music making in the UK. Alongside its concert series and busy international touring schedule, the RPO embraces 21st-century opportunities, including recordings with pop stars and on film and television soundtracks, while its artistic priority remains paramount: the making of great music at the highest level for the widest possible audience. Read more here.
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra was established in 1949 by the esteemed conductors Václav Talich and Ľudovit Rajter. The Orchestra has performed under the batons of some of the world’s greatest conductors including Claudio Abbado, Sergiu Celibidache, Christoph von Dohnányi, Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, Riccardo Muti and Kirill Kondrashin as well as Krzysztof Penderecki and Aram Khachaturian. Read more here.
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra has made a large number of recordings for various labels including Naxos and Marco Polo. In addition to regular season concerts, which feature works by Slovak composers, many of them premieres, the orchestra has performed at concerts abroad, visiting Austria and Hungary, and touring in Europe, Japan and Korea. Read more here.
Staatskapelle Dresden

Staatskapelle Dresden

Founded in 1548, the Staatskapelle Dresden is one of the world’s oldest and highest ranked orchestras. The orchestra is the musical body of the Staatsoper Dresden, and is based on the Semperoper. The orchestra’s core repertoire includes works by Bruckner, Wagner and Richard Strauss, and has also collaborated with contemporary composers Wolfgang Rihm, György Kurtág, Sofia Gubaidulina, Arvo Pärt and Péter Eötvös, among others. Read more here.
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

Turku Philharmonic Orchestra

As the oldest orchestra in Finland, the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra continues to develop and flourish under the baton of renowned conductors. From 2012 to 2019, the orchestra has been under the artistic leadership of Leif Segerstam. Several of the Turku Philharmonic’s recordings have been awarded platinum discs and other prizes. In 2019 the orchestra won the International Classical Music Award for Best Collection with their recording of Jean Sibelius’s Incidental Music. Read more here.
Herbert Blomstedt

Herbert Blomstedt

Herbert Blomstedt is a musician of sensitivity and refinement who ignores the media attention frequently focused upon major contemporary conductors, maintaining his attention upon the work in hand. His interpretations are notable for their clear sense of musical architecture. He is not afraid to impart the sense of drama inherent in the work of many composers such as Beethoven, and in this respect leans towards the values of conductors from earlier eras. Read more here.
Oliver Dohnányi

Oliver Dohnányi

Oliver Dohnányi has toured with the Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Sinfonietta, Zagreb Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestras and appeared with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Prague, the Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Japan and the United Kingdom. He has made many recordings with Naxos and Marco Polo. Read more here.
Béla Drahos

Béla Drahos

Béla Drahos is well known both as an outstanding flautist and as a conductor. For Naxos, he has produced several discs of the complete cycle of Haydn symphonies, to great critical acclaim. The complete Beethoven symphonies Drahos conducted with the Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia were described as ‘the Beethoven cycle to have’ by BBC Music Magazine. Read more here.
Stephen
Gunzenhauser

Stephen Gunzenhauser

Stephen Gunzenhauser is a prolific recording artist and has sold over two million discs. For Naxos he has recorded some of the label’s most successful and best-selling titles including works by Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, Bruch, Orff, Borodin, Dvořák, Rachmaninov, Copland, Goldmark, Paganini and Prokofiev. For Marco Polo he has been hardly less prolific with recordings of music by Liadov, Gliere, Dvořák, Rubinstein, Lachner, Taneyev and the Chinese composer Chen Gang. Read more here.
Michael Halász

Michael Halász

Michael Halász’s recordings for Naxos include ballets by Tchaikovsky, operatic excerpts of Wagner, symphonies by Beethoven, Schubert and Mahler, Rossini’s overtures, three volumes of Liszt’s symphonic poems (the latter critically acclaimed by the Penguin Guide), Beethoven’s Fidelio, Mozart’s operas and a pioneering recording of Schreker’s opera Der ferne Klang. He has also recorded Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Orfeo, Richard Strauss’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, and Rubinstein’s Don Quixote. Read more here.
Kenneth Jean

Kenneth Jean

In 1984 Kenneth Jean won the prestigious Leopold Stokowski Conducting Award. Jean recorded a number of works by Chinese composers, and among them, the album Colourful Clouds achieved bestseller status when it was first released in 1982. With Japanese violinist Takako Nishizaki he recorded the violin concertos of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. Jean also recorded works by Da Falla, Ravel, Brahms, Massenet and Berlioz. Read more here.
James Judd

James Judd

Conductor James Judd has amassed an extensive collection of recordings on the Naxos label, including an unprecedented number in partnership with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, where he is Music Director Emeritus. His acclaimed recordings of works by Copland, Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, Gershwin and many others, and he brought the orchestra to a new level of visibility and international renown. Read more here.
Ondrej Lenárd

Ondrej Lenárd

World-renowned conductor Ondrej Lenárd is the principal conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and was also appointed principal guest conductor and advisor of Fine Arts for the Japan Shinsei Symphony Orchestra. Throughout his career he has conducted many orchestras including the Czech Radio Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Eva Urbanova. Read more here.
Kenneth
Schermerhorn

Kenneth Schermerhorn

Kenneth Schermerhorn was a most versatile conductor, equally at ease with symphonic repertoire, opera and ballet. Becoming music director of the Nashville Symphony in 1983, he steered the ensemble to new levels of artistic achievement and public support. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee was named in his honour. Schermerhorn’s career led him to podiums around the world, including appearances in Australia, China and Japan. Read more here.
Leif Segerstam

Leif Segerstam

Leif Segerstam is recognised internationally as a conductor, composer, violinist and pianist. He is currently chief conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also conducted many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, and was one of the most important ambassadors for Sibelius’ 2015 anniversary year. His many recordings have been critically acclaimed, and feature works by contemporary composers as well as the complete symphonies of Mahler, Sibelius and Nielsen among many others. Read more here.
Stanisław
Skrowaczewski

Stanisław Skrowaczewski

During his long and highly distinguished career, Stanisław Skrowaczewski commanded a rare position on the musical scene worldwide as both a renowned conductor and highly regarded composer. He has conducted the world’s major orchestras and collaborated with some of the musical giants of the 20th century, including Shostakovich, Lutosławski, Penderecki and Andrzej Panufnik. Skrowaczewski’s mastery of orchestral colour and balance is fully displayed in his recordings. Read more here.
Marek Štilec

Marek Štilec

Marek Štilec conducts a wide range of leading orchestras, including the New World Symphony, Ulster Orchestra, London Classical Soloists, Berlin Camerata, Kammerphilharmonie Graz and Sinfonietta Bratislava, as well as the top orchestras in the Czech Republic. His recording project Czech Masters in Vienna for Naxos features the orchestral works by Leopold Koželuch and Zdeněk Fibich, among others. Read more here.
Hilary Davan Wetton

Hilary Davan Wetton

Hilary Davan Wetton has been artistic director of the City of London Choir since 1989. One of the country’s most distinguished choral conductors, he was founder of Holst Singers, conductor emeritus of the Guildford Choral Society and artistic director of Leicester Philharmonic Choir. He has conducted many first performances for British composers as well as neglected works by Parry, Holst, Dyson, Bridge, Sterndale Bennett and Samuel Wesley, many of which he has recorded. Read more here.