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Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 / Munch, Reiner, Bernstein, Et Al


Release Date: 02/26/2007 
Label:  Xxi   Catalog #: 489   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Charles MunchFritz ReinerLeonard BernsteinPierre Monteux,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Beethoven's Nine Symphonies by nine conductors and nine orchetras in outstanding performances recorded in the 50's: Charles Munch, Fritz Reiner, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Monteux, George Szell, Paul Paray, Paul van Kempen, Hermann Scherchen and Bruno Walter reunited by a unique vision of this musical legacy, presented in a 5-CD boxset filled with unbelievable treasures such as Paul Paray conducting the Pastorale in Detroit in 1954, or George Szell in a rare mono recording of the Fifth Symphony (1955). This complete anthology is a unique project allowing forgotten valuable recordings to finally be available again. A well-documenteed booklet with tesxts and pictures is included. This is a boxset you must own! Beethoven's Nine Symphonies by nine conductors and nine orchetras in outstanding performances recorded in the 50's: Charles Munch, Fritz Reiner, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Monteux, George Szell, Paul Paray, Paul van Kempen, Hermann Scherchen and Bruno Walter reunited by a unique vision of this musical legacy, presented in a 5-CD boxset filled with unbelievable treasures such as Paul Paray conducting the Pastorale in Detroit in 1954, or George Szell in a rare mono recording of the Fifth Symphony (1955). This complete anthology is a unique project allowing forgotten valuable recordings to finally be available again. A well-documenteed booklet with tesxts and pictures is included. This is a boxset you must own! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  George Szell
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807 
6.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Paul Paray
Written: 1808 
7.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Paul Van Kempen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 

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