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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.   Play with flash player I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio 00:09:14
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante cantabile con moto 00:07:06
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace 00:04:35
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace 00:06:10
  Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"
5.   Play with flash player I. Pleasant, cheerful feelings aroused on approaching the countryside: Allegro ma non troppo 00:11:06
6.   Play with flash player II. Scene by the brook: Andante molto mosso 00:12:05
7.   Play with flash player III. Happy gathering of villagers: Allegro 00:04:59
8.   Play with flash player IV. Thunder - storm: Allegro 00:03:54
9.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio 00:12:24
2.   Play with flash player II. Larghetto 00:11:15
3.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Allegro 00:04:37
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro molto 00:06:42
  Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro con brio 00:07:16
6.   Play with flash player II. Andante con moto 00:09:21
7.   Play with flash player III. Allegro 00:08:33
8.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro 00:10:36


Disc 3

Beethoven, Ludwig van

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


Disc 4

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60
1.   Play with flash player I. Adagio - Allegro vivace 00:11:48
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:09:41
3.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace - Trio: Un poco meno allegro 00:06:00
4.   Play with flash player IV. Allegro ma non troppo 00:06:58
  Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
5.   Play with flash player I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace 00:14:25
6.   Play with flash player II. Allegretto 00:08:12
7.   Play with flash player III. Presto 00:09:31
8.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso 00:14:44
2.   Play with flash player II. Molto vivace 00:13:46
3.   Play with flash player III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato 00:13:05
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Presto 00:23:19


Disc 6

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro con brio 00:17:42
2.   Play with flash player II. Largo 00:11:01
3.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: Allegro 00:08:47

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Czerny, Carl, arranger(s)

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


Disc 8

Beethoven, Ludwig van

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


Disc 9

Beethoven, Ludwig van

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


Disc 10

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture
1.   Play with flash player Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture 00:06:25
  Die Geschopfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43: Overture
2.   Play with flash player Die Geschopfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43: Overture 00:05:38
  Overture to Collin's Coriolan, Op. 62, "Coriolan Overture"
3.   Play with flash player Overture to Collin's Coriolan, Op. 62, "Coriolan Overture" 00:08:32
  Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113: Overture
4.   Play with flash player Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens), Op. 113: Overture 00:05:20
  Egmont, Op. 84: Overture
5.   Play with flash player Egmont, Op. 84: Overture 00:08:30
  Die Weihe des Hauses Overture, Op. 124
6.   Play with flash player Die Weihe des Hauses Overture, Op. 124 00:11:15
  Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
7.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Overture in C Major, Op. 115, "Namensfeier" (Name Day Celebration) 00:07:19
  Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Major, Op. 138
2.   Play with flash player Leonore Overture No. 1 in C Major, Op. 138 00:10:04
  Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a
3.   Play with flash player Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a 00:14:41
  Konig Stephan (King Stephen), Op. 117: Overture
4.   Play with flash player Konig Stephan (King Stephen), Op. 117: Overture 00:07:03
  Ritterballett, WoO 1
5.   Play with flash player Ritterballett, WoO 1 00:13:19
  Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96: No. 4. Funeral March
6.   Play with flash player Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96: No. 4. Funeral March 00:05:50
  Triumphal March for Tarpeja, WoO 2a
7.   Play with flash player Triumphal March for Tarpeja, WoO 2a 00:02:52


Disc 12

Beethoven, Ludwig van

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

Arranger(s):
Czerny, Carl

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 Esterházy 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; Concerto; Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.501204

Barcode: 730099120449

Release Date: 04/2013

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