Legendary producer Walter Legge took the best musicians from mostly London based orchestras in order to create a new super-ensemble after WWII, originally intended for studio sessions only. The name: Philharmonia Orchestra London. Some of the world?s best conductors shaped this unusual orchestra in the years to come, most significantly Karajan and Klemperer. With their artistic excellence and high recording quality these studio-productions set standards, which are still valid today. When the Beethoven and Brahms-Sinfonias on this 10-CD-Box were recorded, Otto Klemperer (1885 - 1975) was already the last "great old man" from the ranks of European conductors who dramatically influenced the artistic life on both sides of the Atlantic beyond the middle of the 20th century. Another reason why these recordings from Kingsway Hall and the Abbey Road Studios are a part of Klemperer's everlasting legacy.
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Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Beethoven: Egmont Incidental Music, Op. 84
Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'
Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 43