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Beethoven: Overtures / Colin Davis, Bavarian Radio Sym Orch


Release Date: 01/28/2010 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 42103   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis. CBS MK 42103 [The Creatures of Prometheus, The Ruins of Athens, Egmont, Coriolan, Leonore Nos. 1 and 3, and Fidelio] (released 1986)

Colin Davis presides over somewhat more reserved – one might almost say chaste – accounts of seven Beethoven overtures, though his readings are in no sense underpowered or lacking in point. In fact, Sir Colin gets the rhetoric exactly right, and the Bavarian orchestra turns in performances of splendid authority and bite. The sound is well balanced, with just about ideal weight and atmosphere, and the image detailed and spacious. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection.
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis. CBS MK 42103 [The Creatures of Prometheus, The Ruins of Athens, Egmont, Coriolan, Leonore Nos. 1 and 3, and Fidelio] (released 1986)

Colin Davis presides over somewhat more reserved – one might almost say chaste – accounts of seven Beethoven overtures, though his readings are in no sense underpowered or lacking in point. In fact, Sir Colin gets the rhetoric exactly right, and the Bavarian orchestra turns in performances of splendid authority and bite. The sound is well balanced, with just about ideal weight and atmosphere, and the image detailed and spacious. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Leonore Overture no 1 in C major, Op. 138 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 

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