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Beethoven: The Creatures Of Prometheus / Harnoncourt


Release Date: 03/07/1995 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 90876   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"When it comes to recordings of The Creatures of Prometheus, there are two that are truly outstanding: Charles Mackerras with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on Hyperion, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on Warner/Teldec. Both feature modern (as opposed to “period”) instruments under the leadership of inspirational conductors schooled in Baroque and Classical period performance techniques. The result is fresh, lively, and above all, believably danceable. For those looking to explore Beethoven beyond the most famous symphonies and concertos, The Creatures of Prometheus is an excellent place to start."

-- David Hurwitz,
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Works on This Recording

1. 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: 68 Minutes 41 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture
The Creatures of Prometheus: No 5: Adagio - Andante quasi allegretto
The Creatures of Prometheus: No 8: Allegro con brio - Presto

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