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The Beethoven Box Set / Harnoncourt, Co Of Europe


Release Date: 01/09/2007 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 63779   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Peter RichardsBirgit RemmertCharlotte MargionoRobert Holl,   ... 
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of EuropeArnold Schoenberg Choir
Number of Discs: 14 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 14 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Reflecting his work as a period-performance pioneer, Harnoncourt makes rhythms light and textures clean, with sparing string vibrato. Regularly, his choice of speeds is geared to bringing out the refined expressiveness of this brilliant young orchestra."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/2004 Edition]
"Reflecting his work as a period-performance pioneer, Harnoncourt makes rhythms light and textures clean, with sparing string vibrato. Regularly, his choice of speeds is geared to bringing out the refined expressiveness of this brilliant young orchestra."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/2004 Edition]
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1990 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 26 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/05/1990 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 33 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1990 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensall, Graz, Austria 
Length: 47 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4. Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/29/1990 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 34 Minutes 24 Secs. 
5. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/29/1990 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 36 Minutes 38 Secs. 
6. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/01/1990 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 44 Minutes 24 Secs. 
7. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/05/1990 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 40 Minutes 10 Secs. 
8. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/01/1990 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 26 Minutes 47 Secs. 
9. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Peter Richards (French Horn), Birgit Remmert (Alto), Charlotte Margiono (Soprano),
Robert Holl (Bass), Rudolf Schasching (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/21/1991 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 66 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: German 
10. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Geoffrey Prentice (Timpani), Gidon Kremer (Violin), Vadim Sacharov (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 42 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: 1st and 3rd movement cadenzas are arrangements by Gidon Kremer of Beethoven's original cadenzas for Op 61a. 
11. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eva Mei (Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Marjana Lipovsek (Alto),
Robert Holl (Bass)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Live  Festspielhaus, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 80 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in Greek and Latin. 
12. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
13. Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
14. Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1996 
Venue:  Live  Concert Hall, Athens, Greece 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
15. Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
16. Leonore Overture no 1 in C major, Op. 138 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1996 
Venue:  Live  Concert Hall, Athens, Greece 
Length: 10 Minutes 18 Secs. 
17. Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1996 
Venue:  Live  Concert Hall, Athens, Greece 
Length: 13 Minutes 40 Secs. 
18. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
19. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1994 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniensaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
20. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Stefaniensaal, Graz 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
21. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Gidon Kremer (Violin)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1992 
Venue:  Stefaniensaal, Graz 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
22. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/2001 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 39 Minutes 14 Secs. 
23. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniansaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 31 Minutes 10 Secs. 
24. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/2000 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniansaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 37 Minutes 50 Secs. 
25. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniansaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 35 Minutes 27 Secs. 
26. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/2002 
Venue:  Live  Stefaniansaal, Graz, Austria 
Length: 39 Minutes 42 Secs. 
27. Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Thomas Zehetmair (Violin), Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano), Clemens Hagen (Cello)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  Stefanien Hall, Graz, Austria 
Length: 36 Minutes 17 Secs. 
28. Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1794; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  Stefanien Hall, Graz, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
29. Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Florian Boesch (Baritone), Robert Fontane (Tenor), Deon Van der Walt (Tenor),
Elisabeth von Magnus (Alto), Maria Haid (Soprano), Ricardo Luna (Baritone),
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2003 
Venue:  Stefanien Hall, Graz, Austria 
Length: 19 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
30. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 

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