Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9

Philippe Jordan · Conductor

Performers

Philippe Jordan, conductor
Wiener Symphoniker
Anja Kampe, soprano
Daniela Sindram, mezzo-soprano
René Pape, bass
Burkhard Fritz, tenor
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
Johannes Prinz, choirmaster

Works

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C major op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major op. 55 "Heroic"
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 36
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major op. 60
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in c minor op. 67
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 in F major op. 68 "Pastoral"
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 8 in F major op. 93
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in d minor op. 125 "Choral"

Tracks

CD 1
72:00
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphonie Nr. 1 C-Dur op. 21
1.
1. Satz: Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
8:45
2.
2. Satz: Andante cantabile con moto
6:57
3.
3. Satz: Menuetto. Allegro molto e vivace
4:05
4.
4. Satz: Finale. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace
5:27
Symphonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur op. 55 "Eroica"
5.
1. Satz: Allegro con brio
16:39
6.
2. Satz: Marcia funebre. Adagio assai
12:58
7.
3. Satz: Scherzo. Allegro vivace
5:46
8.
4. Satz: Finale. Allegro molto – Poco Andante – Presto
11:23
CD 2
66:25
Symphonie Nr. 4 B-Dur op. 60
1.
1. Satz: Adagio – Allegro vivace
11:02
2.
2. Satz: Adagio
8:41
3.
3. Satz: Allegro vivace
5:44
4.
4. Satz: Allegro ma non troppo
6:45
Symphonie Nr. 5 c-moll op. 67
5.
1. Satz: Allegro con brio
6:59
6.
2. Satz: Andante con moto
8:47
7.
3. Satz: Allegro
7:46
8.
4. Satz: Allegro
10:41
CD 3
72:01
Symphonie Nr. 2 D-Dur op. 36
1.
1. Satz: Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
11:51
2.
2. Satz: Larghetto
9:52
3.
3. Satz: Scherzo. Allegro
4:28
4.
4. Satz: Allegro molto
6:28
Symphonie Nr. 7 A-Dur op. 92
5.
1. Satz: Poco sostenuto – Vivace
14:10
6.
2. Satz: Allegretto
7:51
7.
3. Satz: Presto – Assai meno presto
8:38
8.
4. Satz: Allegro con brio
8:43
CD 4
65:22
Symphonie Nr. 6 F-Dur op. 68 "Pastorale"
1.
1. Satz: Allegro ma non troppo "Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande"
11:06
2.
2. Satz: Andante molto mosso "Szene am Bach"
12:00
3.
3. Satz: Allegro "Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute"
5:32
4.
4. Satz: Allegro "Gewitter, Sturm"
3:16
5.
5. Satz: Allegretto "Hirtengesang: Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm"
9:39
Symphonie Nr. 8 F-Dur op. 93
6.
1. Satz: Allegro vivace e con brio
8:11
7.
2. Satz: Allegretto scherzando
3:54
8.
3. Satz: Tempo di Menuetto
4:42
9.
4. Satz: Allegro vivace
7:02
CD 5
63:13
Symphonie Nr. 9 d-moll op. 125
1.
1. Satz: Allegro ma non troppo – un poco maestoso
14:15
2.
2. Satz: Molto vivace – Presto
13:27
3.
3. Satz: Adagio molto e cantabile – Andante moderato
12:12
4.
4. Satz: Finale. Presto
23:19
Total playing time339:01
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On the occasion of the Beethoven anniversary 2020 the Wiener Symphoniker and Philippe Joran release their first recorded Beethoven Symphony cycle complete on five CDs. The Wiener Symphoniker wrote music history with the premiere of works by Bruckner, Ravel and Schoenberg. Under the direction of illustrious conductors such as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Carlo Maria Giulini or Georges Prêtre, the orchestra gained worldwide recognition for its Viennese sound. In light of its 120-year-old splendid history, it is all the more astonishing that the orchestra had never so far produced recordings of Beethoven’s nine symphonies, which are often described as the peak of the symphonic repertoire. This gap in the orchestra’s discography has now been closed: Since the autumn of 2017, all nine symphonies of the great Viennese by choice have been released on five CDs in half-yearly intervals, to critical acclaim. They were recorded live under the direction of Music Director Philippe Jordan in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein concert hall during an acclaimed cycle in the spring/summer of 2017. There, Jordan’s approach to couple traditional Viennese sound culture with a contemporary, slimmer interpretation, original tempi and findings from historical performance practice were praised by critics, in particular. Content-related aspects were paramount for Jordan: Beethoven was not meant to be paid homage to as a monument but be shown as “more natural, direct and human”, according to the conductor’s wording.

On the occasion of the Beethoven anniversary 2020 the Wiener Symphoniker and Philippe Joran release their first recorded Beethoven Symphony cycle complete on five CDs. 

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