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Herbert Von Karajan 2008 - Beethoven: The Symphonies


Release Date: 04/01/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 15863   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Otto EdelmannErnst HaefligerMarga HöffgenElisabeth Schwarzkopf
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraVienna Friends of Music Society Chorus
Number of Discs: 5 
Length: 5 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"2008 release of the Philharmonia Beethoven Symphonies cycle, which benefits from newly minted, more robust transfers..."

- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
(Referring to this release while reviewing "Karajan - The Complete Emi Recordings 1946-84 Vol. 1" EMI catalog 12038)
"2008 release of the Philharmonia Beethoven Symphonies cycle, which benefits from newly minted, more robust transfers..."

- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
(Referring to this release while reviewing "Karajan - The Complete Emi Recordings 1946-84 Vol. 1" EMI catalog 12038)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 7 Secs. 
2.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 22 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 48 Minutes 6 Secs. 
5.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 30 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 37 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 33 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 30 Minutes 11 Secs. 
9.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 37 Minutes 30 Secs. 
10.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 25 Minutes 48 Secs. 
11.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Otto Edelmann (Bass), Ernst Haefliger (Tenor), Marga Höffgen (Alto),
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Vienna Friends of Music Society Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 65 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 21 (2008 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 21 (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Andante cantabile con moto
Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 21 (2008 Digital Remaster): III. Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 21 (2008 Digital Remaster): IV. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace
Symphony No. 3 in E flat 'Eroica' Op. 55 (2008 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 3 in E flat 'Eroica' Op. 55 (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat 'Eroica' Op. 55 (2008 Digital Remaster): III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat 'Eroica' Op. 55 (2008 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro molto - Poco andante - Presto
Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 36 (2008 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio - Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 36 (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Larghetto
Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 36 (2008 Digital Remaster): III. Scherzo (Allegro)
Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 36 (2008 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro molto
Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92 (2008 Digital Remaster): I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92 (2008 Digital Remaster): II. Allegretto
Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92 (2008 Digital Remaster): III. Presto - Assai meno presto
Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92 (2008 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro con brio

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