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The Essential Beethoven [4 DVDs]

Beethoven / Barenboim / Julliard String Quartet
Release Date: 10/27/2009 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2057958  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Burkhard FritzWaltraud MeierRené PapeAngela Denoke,   ... 
Conductor:  Daniel BarenboimZubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West-Eastern Divan OrchestraBerlin Staatskapelle OrchestraJuilliard String Quartet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
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THE ESSENTIAL BEETHOVEN
(4 DVD Box set)

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"
Angela Denoke, soprano
Waltraud Meier, mezzo-soprano
Burkhard Fritz, tenor
René Pape, bass
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin, 27 August 2006

Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5
Daniel Barenboim, piano and conductor
Stattskapelle Berlin
Recorded live at Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum, 21-23 May 2007 during the Klavier-Festival Ruhr

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1,
Read more "Rasumovsky"
String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131
Juilliard String Quartet
Recorded at the Bibliotheksaal, Polling, Bavaria, 1976

Fidelio Leonore – Waltraud Meier
Florestan – Peter Seiffert
Rocco – Matti Salminen
Marzelline – Ildikó Raimondi Jaquino – Rainer Trost

Don Pizarro – Juha Uusitalo
Don Fernando – Carsten Stabell

Valencia Regional Government Choir (Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana) Valencian Community Orchestra (Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana) Zubin Mehta, conductor

Pierluigi Pier'Alli, stage director
Recorded live from the Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia", Valencia, Spain on October 2006.

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 (String Quartets, NTSC 4:3)
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 437 mins
No. of DVDs: 4 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Burkhard Fritz (Tenor), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), René Pape (Bass),
Angela Denoke (Soprano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor, Op. 18 no 4 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Written: 1798/1800 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 7 in F major, Op. 59 no 1 "Razumovsky" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Written: 1805-6 
7.
Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Written: 1826 
8.
Fidelio, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Juha Uusitalo (Baritone), Matti Salminen (Bass), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano),
Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano), Peter Seiffert (Tenor), Rainer Trost (Tenor),
Carsten Stabell (Bass)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Valencia Community Orchestra,  Valencia Regional Government Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804/1814; Vienna, Austria 

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