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Beethoven: The Symphonies / Sir Georg Solti, Chicago So


Release Date: 02/11/1992 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 430792   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pilar LorengarYvonne MintonStuart BurrowsMartti Talvela
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded 1972-1974.

"Solti's first cycle with his own Chicago Orchestra has a firm centrality to it, following the outstandingly successful version of the Ninth with which he started the series. The performance of the Eroica has comparable qualitites, with expansive, steady tempi and a dedicated, hushed account fo the slow movement. The CD transfers bring an admirable cosistency, with plenty of weight in the bass balancing the bright top register. At bargain price, Solti admirers should not miss this set, particularly as these performances are more satisfying than those in his later, digital series." - PENGUIN GUIDE, 2003/04 Edition
Recorded 1972-1974.

"Solti's first cycle with his own Chicago Orchestra has a firm centrality to it, following the outstandingly successful version of the Ninth with which he started the series. The performance of the Eroica has comparable qualitites, with expansive, steady tempi and a dedicated, hushed account fo the slow movement. The CD transfers bring an admirable cosistency, with plenty of weight in the bass balancing the bright top register. At bargain price, Solti admirers should not miss this set, particularly as these performances are more satisfying than those in his later, digital series." - PENGUIN GUIDE, 2003/04 Edition
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano), Stuart Burrows (Tenor),
Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 1. Allegro con brio
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 2. Andante con moto
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 3. Allegro
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 4. Allegro
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 1. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 2. Larghetto
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 4. Allegro molto
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica": 1. Allegro con brio
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica": 2. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica": 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica": 4. Finale (Allegro molto)
Music to Goethe's Tragedy "Egmont" op.84
Overture "Coriolan", Op.62

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