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Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies / Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin


Release Date: 08/18/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 563142  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Berlin
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Barenboim’s Beethoven symphony cycle is the most emotionally complete, humane, and perfectly realized series of non-period-instrument performances of this music to have appeared in decades. The best cycles of the past few years (Mackerras, Gielen, Harnoncourt, and Vänskä) have all belonged to the “authenticist” school to greater or lesser degree. Barenboim’s achievement clearly demonstrates that a wonderful tradition is alive, vital, and still capable of renewal through intelligent understanding expressed in partnership with a like-minded orchestra, and above all, through supreme musicianship on the podium. His encounter with this music’s generosity of spirit and deep passion will provoke,
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Works on This Recording

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

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