Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 / Ivan Fischer, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra [blu-ray]

Release Date: 3/31/2015
Label: RCO Live
Catalog Number: 14108
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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• The Beethoven symphonies: all nine of them stunning masterworks, all nine performed countless times.

• Be that as it may, there are conductors who can re-contextualize these symphonies in such a way that they sound completely new, as Ivaan Fischer proved in 2013 and 2014 in his Beethoven Series with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, spread out over two seasons.

• This is a veritable journey of discovery through a familiar landscape.

• Conductor and composer Ivan Fischer is founder and Music Director of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

• As a guest conductor, Fischer leads every year two weeks of programs with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

• "Fischer's Beethoven: As if the ink is still wet" Volkskrant"RCO plays a perfect Pastoral... The swinging Seventh [...] can compete with the legendary performance of Carlos Kleiber..." Het Parool"

• Fischer shed new light on Beethoven" NRC Handelsblad
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Gerald Finley (Baritone), Burkhard Fritz (Tenor), Myrto Papatanasiu (Soprano), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1822-1824 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1812 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1811-1812 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Written: 1808 ;
5. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1803 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1801-1802 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800 ; Vienna, Austria
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