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Beethoven: Symphonies & Overtures / Immerseel, Anima Eterna Brugge


Release Date: 03/09/2018 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 380  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Markus Schäfer
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna BruggeAnima Eterna Choir
Number of Discs: 6 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Here is a superb new set of the most famous symphonies in our musical culture, brilliantly played on period instruments. Jos van Immerseel and his highly skilled Flanders-based orchestra Anima Eterna play at modern pitch (A=440), which they have established was done in Beethoven’s Vienna. As the composer had to make do with motley collections of amateurs and professionals ­ and couldn’t hear a thing after about 1817 ­ this is better than anything he experienced. Van Immerseel’s interpretations are exciting but always musical.” (The Observer Daily Mail) Founded in 1987 by Jos van Immerseel as a musical Petri dish to cultivate the results of his research into music of the baroque era, Anima Eterna Brugge evolved from a compact string Read more ensemble to the full-bred symphonic orchestra that it is today. Along with the musical forces, the repertoire expanded from chamber music to concerto, symphony, dance and opera, and from Bach to Mozart and Haydn. The ensemble’s mission is to let masterpieces of every period speak to today’s ears. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: no 5, Marcia alla turca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Written: 1808 
12.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Markus Schäfer (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jos van Immerseel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Anima Eterna Brugge,  Anima Eterna Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 

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