Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies; Concertos; Overtures

Release Date: 4/30/2013
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8501204
Number of Discs: 12

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Triumphing over deafness and turbulent political times, Ludwig van Beethoven singlehandedly changed the course of music history, laying down the foundations for the Romantic era. His nine symphonies grew out of the forms established in the time of Mozart and Haydn, but show a remarkable evolution which embraces heroic grandeur in the Third Symphony, patriotism and innovation in the Fifth Symphony, countryside imagery and narrative in the Sixth Symphony, and choral inspiration in the Ninth Symphony, the "Ode to Joy" from which has become the Anthem for Europe.

Even Beethoven couldn’t entirely escape the influence of Mozart, and this lineage can be traced in the melodic grace to be found in the symphonies as well as the concertos. Imposing in their stature, the five Piano Concertos are filled with lively inventiveness as well as some of the most beautiful music ever to emerge from this genre. Beethoven’s single work in the popular symphonie concertante form is the "Triple" Concerto, but it is the distinctive nobility of the Violin Concerto which has seen it gain an unassailable position as one of the greatest works in the repertoire.

Beethoven considered music "a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy", with greatness of conception and painstaking craftsmanship his hallmarks. The Overtures are no exception in this, reflecting the drama and excitement of the theater and including the opening of his only opera Fidelio.
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1800 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Written: 1808 ;
3. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1801-1802 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1803 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1812 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Period: Classical
Written: 1811-1812 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Hasmik Papian (Soprano), Claudio Otelli (Bass Baritone), Ruxandra Donose (Mezzo Soprano), Manfred Fink (Tenor)
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1822-1824 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1795 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: by 1794 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical
Written: 1808 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1793/1798 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1809 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1800 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 61a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Maria Kliegel (Cello), Jénö Jandó (Piano), Dong-Suk [Violin] Kang (Violin)
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1804 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1814 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800-1801 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1811 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1810 ; Vienna, Austria
24. Die Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124 "Consecration of the House": Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1822 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1805-1806 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Zur Namensfeier Overture, Op. 115 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1814-1815 ; Vienna, Austria
27. Leonore Overture no 1 in C major, Op. 138 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1807 ; Vienna, Austria
28. Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1805 ; Vienna, Austria
29. King Stephen, Op. 117: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1811 ;
30. Music for a Knightly Ballet, WoO 1: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ;
31. Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96: 4. Funeral March by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1815 ;
32. Tarpeja: Triumphal March in C major, WoO 2a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1813 ; Vienna, Austria
33. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
34. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1802 ; Vienna, Austria
35. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: ?1798 ; Vienna, Austria
36. Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 61a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
37. Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Dong-Suk [Violin] Kang (Violin), Jénö Jandó (Piano), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor: Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1804 ; Vienna, Austria
38. Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1814 ; Vienna, Austria
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