Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1/3

Philippe Jordan

Performers

Philippe Jordan, conductor
Wiener Symphoniker

Works

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C major op. 21
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major op. 55 "Eroica"

Tracks

CD
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
Total playing time72:00
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Starting in autumn 2017, the Wiener Symphoniker will release the full cycle on 5 CDs. With a new CD of the series to be released every 6 months, the full cycle will be completed just in time for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven in 2020. The symphonies were recorded live during a critically acclaimed concert cycle in Spring/Summer 2017 in the Great Hall of the Musikverein Wien. At these concerts, the international press specifically praised Jordan’s approach to combining a traditional Viennese sound with a more contemporary, slimmed down interpretation of the material, original tempi and insights from the historically informed performance practice. Through a close reading of the score and by focusing on the content of the works, Jordan aimed to create – in his words – a “more natural, direct, humanised“ image of the famous composer. A key work for this approach constitutes, in Jordan’s mind, the Third Symphony E-flat major op.55 „Eroica“ – which will be included on the firstCD of the series along side the First Symphony C Major op. 21. According to Jordan, both works are unified in their portrayal of Beethoven‘s immense, innovative, revolutionary creative will. In its perusal of the Prometheus-myth the “Eroica” has additional meaning for Jordan’s depiction of Beethoven as an essentially modern and human composer: “In the way Beethoven uses the Prometheus theme, the composer reveals his fascination for the eventual failing of mankind not his heroic deeds.”

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