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Beethoven: Complete Symphonies / Kuhn, Haydn Orchestra


Release Date: 06/10/2008 
Label:  Col Legno   Catalog #: 60006   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Haydn Orchestra is a formation that is now rare in the world of music: an orchestra composed of the players typical in a Haydn symphony (even fifty years ago this was still the usual size). As artistic director of the orchestra since 2003, Gustav Kuhn emphasizes precisely this unusual feature. The climax of this new artistic direction is a recording of all nine Beethoven symphonies on modern instruments. “The emotional states of the music can be performed just as well on modern instruments as with a philological interpretation of the scores,” says Gustav Kuhn. “Joy, innocence, seriousness, tenderness... it’s not the end of the world if I express it with gut or steel strings or some other way.” The Haydn Orchestra is a formation that is now rare in the world of music: an orchestra composed of the players typical in a Haydn symphony (even fifty years ago this was still the usual size). As artistic director of the orchestra since 2003, Gustav Kuhn emphasizes precisely this unusual feature. The climax of this new artistic direction is a recording of all nine Beethoven symphonies on modern instruments. “The emotional states of the music can be performed just as well on modern instruments as with a philological interpretation of the scores,” says Gustav Kuhn. “Joy, innocence, seriousness, tenderness... it’s not the end of the world if I express it with gut or steel strings or some other way.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolzano-Trento Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 

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