Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 (5CD + 1 Blu-ray Audio)

Deutsche Grammophon
$67.99
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SKU:
4797708
Artist:
Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein

This set comprises 5CDs + 1 Blu-ray Audio disc presenting Bernstein’s legendary Beethoven cycle with the Wiener Philharmoniker.

Recorded live at the Musikverein between 1977-1979 (though with some studio repairs after each concert), it has remained a staple of the catalogue ever since.

Remastered at 192kHz/24-bit

Hardback book (English + German) with slipcase including:
• Transcripts of Bernstein’s introductions to the symphonies from his 1980 television broadcasts
• An essay about Bernstein and Beethoven by Jed Distler

This release marks the start of Bernstein At 100, a world-wide celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian, officially beginning on August 25, 2017, Bernstein’s 99th birthday, and continuing through his 100th year until August 25, 2019. This remastered Beethoven Symphonies is the first product in DG’s suite of Bernstein releases to mark the occasion.

You can read more about the Bernstein At 100 project and ongoing events at its official website here.

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Tracklisting:

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Recorded live in Vienna at the Musikverein, November 12, 1978

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Recorded live in Vienna at the Musikverein, February 06, 1978

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
Recorded live in Vienna at the Musikverein, February 06, 1978

Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
Recorded live in Vienna at the Musikverein,November 02, 1978

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Recorded live in Vienna at the Musikverein, May 09, 1977

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastorale"
Recorded live in Vienna at the Musikverein, November 12, 1978

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Recorded live in Vienna at the Musikverein, November 02, 1978

Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Recorded live in Vienna at the Musikverein, November 07, 1978

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral Symphony"
Gwyneth Jones, Soprano;

Hanna Schwarz, Alto;
René Kollo, Tenor;
Kurt Moll, Bass;

Vienna State Opera Chorus,
Dir. Norbert Balatsch
Recorded live in Vienna at the Musikverein, September 05, 1979

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