Michael Gielen Edition, Vol. 9: Beethoven - Symphonies, Overtures, & Mass in C

Release Date: 8/14/2020
Label: SWR Music
Catalog Number: SWR19090CD
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Number of Discs: 10

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, Gielen’s importance as an interpreter of Beethoven’s symphonies deserves to be acknowledged by a separate box set within our edition. For a long time Gielen’s core competence was seen in connection with the Second Viennese School, though right from the start of his career as a conductor he had paid particular attention to the First Viennese School – Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The new installment of the SWR CLASSIC series is dedicated to the recordings of Beethoven's works. It contains on nine albums the complete symphonies as well as additional recordings of the symphonies 3, 5, 7 and 1 Gielen realized with orchestras other than "his" symphony orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg. Several overtures, the C Major Mass and the Große Fuge arranged for string orchestra are also included.

 

REVIEWS:

 

This complete recording of Beethoven’s symphonies is one of the most interesting on the market: modern, analytical, yet very musical. It is definitely an important release within the Gielen Edition but also within the Beethoven anniversary year.

 

– Pizzicato

 

This could be the first choice for anyone thinking about a Beethoven set updated from the same-old, same-old weighty, routine editions.

 

– The Whole Note

Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1800 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1803 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1801-1802 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1812 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1803 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Die Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1822 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1805-1806 ; Vienna, Austria
11. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1805-1806 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Grosse Fuge for String Quartet in B flat major Op. 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1825-1826 ; Vienna, Austria
13. Mass in C major, Op. 86 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1807 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1810 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1811-1812 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1800 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Written: 1808 ;
18. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1822-1824 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1803 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Period: Classical
Written: 1811-1812 ; Vienna, Austria
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