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Beethoven / Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic, Concertgebouw

Bernstein,Leonard / Beethoven / Vpo / Cbo
Release Date: 11/18/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001212909  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Kurt MollDame Gwyneth JonesHanna SchwarzRené Kollo,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera ChorusRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 7 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Picture Format: 4:3/NTSC/Colour
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Sound Format: pcm stereo/5.1 DTS Surround Sound
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish, Latin

In remembrance of his 90th birthday, Deutsche Grammophon releases a magnificent 7-DVD box set with Leonard Bernstein conducting and talking about the works of Ludwig van Beethoven.

From splendid places in Vienna and Amsterdam, Leonard Bernstein conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.

This ambitious and accomplished box includes all of Ludwig van Beethoven’s nine symphonies, the piano concertos with Krystian Zimerman, the monumental Missa solemnis and overtures
Read more together with the string quartet op. 131, excerpts from The Creatures of Prometheus and the choral fantasy op. 80.

Leonard Bernstein says about these recordings from the late 70s and 80s, all directed by Humphrey Burton, that there is “no single body of work in the universe of orchestral music that is in any way comparable to this one.” “I offer [this cycle] to all music-loving ears as a testament of faith and of my most profound reactions to this greatest of all composers.”—Leonard Bernstein

“Conducted with intense dedication and soaring spirits by Mr. Bernstein, these recordings are superb, both visually and aurally.”—The New York Times
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna 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:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Kurt Moll (Bass), Dame Gwyneth Jones (Soprano), Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano),
René Kollo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Kurt Moll (Bass), Hanna Schwarz (Mezzo Soprano), René Kollo (Tenor),
Edda Moser (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1826 
Notes: Arranged for string orchestra. 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Krystian Zimerman (Piano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
22.
King Stephan, Op. 117: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 

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