Blomstedt: Beethoven - Complete Symphonies. Remastered (24/44 FLAC)
Blomstedt: Beethoven – Complete Symphonies. Remastered (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Edel Kultur
Release: 2020
Size: 3.33 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
01. I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
02. II. Andante cantabile con moto
03. III. Menuetto. Allegro molto e vivace
04. IV. Finale. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace

Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 “Eroica”
05. I. Allegro con brio
06. II. Marcia funèbre. Adagio assai
07. III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
08. IV. Finale. Allegro molto

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
09. I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
10. II. Larghetto
11. III. Scherzo – Allegro
12. IV. Allegro molto

Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60
13. I. Adagio – Allegro vivace
14. II. Adagio
15. III. Allegro vivace
16. IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
17. I. Allegro con brio
18. II. Andante con moto
19. III. Allegro
20. IV. Allegro – Presto

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”
21. I. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande. Allegro man non troppo
22. II. Szene am Bach. Andante molto mosso
23. III. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute. Allegro
24. IV. Gewitter, Sturm. Allegro
25. V. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm. Allegretto

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
26. I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
27. II. Allegretto
28. III. Presto
29. IV. Allegro con brio

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Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93:
30. I. Allegro vivace e con brio
31. II. Allegretto scherzando
32. III. Tempo di menuetto
33. IV. Allegro vivace

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125:
34. I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
35. II. Molto vivace
36. III. Adagio molto e cantabile
37. IV. Presto

It is surely proof a great dedication that an American-born Swedish conductor would, in the mid-1970s, go behind the Iron Curtain in order to take up a post as principal conductor of an orchestra. Both the conductor and orchestra have fond memories of Herbert Blomstedt’s Dresden years, from 1975 to 1985. The recordings of all of Beethoven’s symphonies conducted by Blomstedt are proof of an intensive and artistically outstanding collaboration.

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