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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9; Overtures / Scherchen

Scherchen,Herman
Release Date: 05/01/2020 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4838163  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Richard StandenHilde Rössl-MajdanPetre MunteanuMagda László
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 8 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded between 1951-1954, this mono cycle is a prize tip to celebrate the Beethoven year. Nothing in this reissued set sounds like 1950s -Hermann Scherchen's approach to Beethoven is captivating, almost contemporary. As his producer, Kurt List, pointed out: "With Scherchen the result is never boring, nor does it leave you indifferent." Scherchen's interpretation is still breathtaking, demonstrating his personal principle: Music does not have to be understood. It has to be listened to. Recorded between 1951-1954, this mono cycle is a prize tip to celebrate the Beethoven year. Nothing in this reissued set sounds like 1950s -Hermann Scherchen's approach to Beethoven is captivating, almost contemporary. As his producer, Kurt List, pointed out: "With Scherchen the result is never boring, nor does it leave you indifferent." Scherchen's interpretation is still breathtaking, demonstrating his personal principle: Music does not have to be understood. It has to be listened to. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Written: 1808 
7.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Richard Standen (Bass), Hilde Rössl-Majdan (Mezzo Soprano), Petre Munteanu (Tenor),
Magda László (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Zur Namensfeier Overture, Op. 115 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814-1815; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 "Battle Symphony" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Leonore Overture no 1 in C major, Op. 138 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
16.
King Stephan, Op. 117: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Die Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124 "Consecration of the House": Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Grosse Fuge for String Quartet in B flat major Op. 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825-1826; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1958 
23.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Written: 1808 
Date of Recording: 1958 

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