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Beethoven: Symphonies 1-4 & Overtures / Weil, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Beethoven / Tafelmusik Baroque Orch / Weil
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Tafelmusik Media   Catalog #: 1023   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"We approach these Beethoven symphonies as if they were the very first performance, as though the music had been composed yesterday. This is the real thing - there's no sense of routine with Tafelmusik musicians, and everybody's giving their all for this music, playing with a full heart and a full soul and spirit." - Bruno Weil

As part of its Beethoven Symphony Cycle project, Tafelmusik launches its Beethoven Symphonies 1-4 & Overtures double CD – all live recordings at Koerner Hall, recorded by Tritonus Musikproduktion in May of 2012 and May and September of 2013. Long-time Tafelmusik conductor Bruno Weil directs these performances.

Previously released recordings include the JUNO Award-winning
Read more Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 CD, and the JUNO Award-nominated Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 on CD and DVD. During Tafelmusik’s nineteen-year tenure as orchestra-in-residence at the Klang und Raum Festival in Irsee, Germany, Weil also directed the orchestra in internationally acclaimed performances of Beethoven symphonies. Jeanne Lamon serves as Music Director of the orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
3. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
4. Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
6. Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tafelmusik
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Die Geschopfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), Op. 43: Overture
Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: II. Andante cantabile con moto
Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: III. Menuetto - Allegro molto e vivace
Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: IV. Adagio - Allegro molto
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": IV. Finale: Allegro molto
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: I. Adagio molto - Allegro molto
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: II. Larghetto
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: III. Scherzo
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: IV. Allegro molto
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: II. Adagio
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Overture to Collin's Coriolan, Op. 62, "Coriolan Overture"

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