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Sounds Magnificent - Story Of The Symphony / Previn, Royal Philharmonic

Previn / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Release Date: 03/29/2011 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4572  
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenHector Berlioz,   ... 
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
Length: 8 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


In this series of programs, André Previn conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in some of the most popular works from the concert repertoire symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Each program is introduced by André Previn talking about the piece to be performed and about the composers who created these masterworks, giving illustrations of aspects of their music with a variety of orchestral excerpts.
R E V I E W S:

"...what sets this effort apart from most other similar issues is the commentary by Andre Previn. It is enlightening, priceless really. He offers insights into the music in great detail—ear- and mind-opening detail in fact—and
Read more explains the frame of mind of the various composers involved. He delves into their lives, into their triumphs and sufferings, their loves and neuroses. In short, he draws you into the world of the music presented here." -- Classical Net

Program One:
HAYDN & MOZART

Haydn's Symphony No. 87 in A (1785), Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E flat K543 (1788)


Program Two:
BEETHOVEN

Excerpts from Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op.67 (1804-8) and a performance of the composer's Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92 (1811-12)


Program Three:
BERLIOZ

Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique Op. 14 (1830-1 )


Program Four:
BRAHMS

Brahms's Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98 (1885)


Program Five:
TCHAIKOVSKY

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor Op. 74, Pathétique (1893)


Program Six:
SHOSTAKOVICH

Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 47, A Soviet Artist's Practical Creative Reply to Just Criticism (1937)

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 525 minutes
Color: Color
Format: NTSC, 4:3, LPCM
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 87 in A major, H 1 no 87 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2. Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
3. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
4. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
5. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
6. Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884-1885; Austria 
7. Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
8. Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 

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