Barenboim: Beethoven For All. Symphonies 1-9 (24/96 FLAC)
Barenboim: Beethoven For All. Symphonies 1-9 (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 5
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Decca
Size: 6.08 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21: 1. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
02. Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21: 2. Andante cantabile con moto
03. Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21: 3. Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
04. Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21: 4. Finale (Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace)
05. Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -“Eroica”: 1. Allegro con brio
06. Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -“Eroica”: 2. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
07. Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -“Eroica”: 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
08. Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -“Eroica”: 4. Finale (Allegro molto)

CD 02
01. Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 1. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
02. Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 2. Larghetto
03. Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
04. Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36: 4. Allegro molto
05. Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60: 1. Adagio – Allegro vivace
06. Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60: 2. Adagio
07. Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60: 3. Allegro vivace
08. Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60: 4. Allegro ma non troppo

CD 03
01. Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 1. Allegro con brio
02. Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 2. Andante con moto
03. Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 3. Allegro
04. Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 4. Allegro
05. Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -“Pastoral”: 1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
06. Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -“Pastoral”: 2. Szene am Bach: (Andante molto mosso)
07. Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -“Pastoral”: 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
08. Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -“Pastoral”: 4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
09. Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -“Pastoral”: 5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefuhle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto

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CD 04
01. Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92: 1. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
02. Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92: 2. Allegretto
03. Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92: 3. Presto – Assai meno presto
04. Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92: 4. Allegro con brio
05. Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93: 1. Allegro vivace e con brio
06. Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93: 2. Allegretto scherzando
07. Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93: 3. Tempo di menuetto
08. Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93: 4. Allegro vivace

CD 05
01. Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 – “Choral”: 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
02. Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 – “Choral”: 2. Molto vivace
03. Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 – “Choral”: 3. Adagio molto e cantabile
04. Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 – “Choral”: 4. Finale (Presto – Allegro assai)

About the Series
Beginning this summer, Decca Records will release an unprecedented series of Beethoven recordings – all of the composer’s complete symphonies, piano concertos and piano sonatas. The label has recruited one of Beethoven’s greatest interpreters, Daniel Barenboim.

Daniel Barenboim Speaking About the Project
“I think the Beethoven symphonies with the Divan orchestra is different in the sense that there is a terrific amount of energy because of the youth of the people – but there is just as much rigour. The combination of rigour with youthful energy is very strong” (Daniel Barenboim, speaking in the TV documentary on this project).

Esteemed conductor Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra explores the celebrated repertoire of composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. His compositions have a universal appeal, speaking to music lovers around the world. Performing in a duel role, as composer and pianist, Daniel Barenboim has been dubbed one of Beethoven’s greatest interpreters. With the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the ensemble breathes new life to these irresistible classics. Beethoven For All – Symphonies 1-9 is the first installment in this highly anticipated series. Recorded in August 2011 in Cologne, the performances are truly remarkable complemented by the extraordinary sound quality. A technically flawless reading of these beloved symphonies.
Reviews
“The conductor’s penchant for spontaneous music-making clearly excites these young players, resulting in performances that are impassioned and risky.” – New York Times

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