Vriend: Beethoven – Complete Symphonies (SACD)
Vriend: Beethoven – Complete Symphonies (SACD)

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Consensus Vocalis
Orchestra: Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jan Willem de Vriend
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 5
Format: DSD64 (dsf tracks)
Label: Challenge
Size: 13.4 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
Symphony no. 4 op. 60 in B flat major (1806)
01. Adagio – Allegro vivace
02. Adagio
03. Allegro molto e vivace
04. Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony no. 6 op. 68 in F major “Pastoral” (1808)
05. Allegro ma non troppo – Angenehme, heitere Empfindungen, welche bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande im Menschen erwachsen
06. Andante molto moto – Szene am Bach
07. Allegro – Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute
08. Allegro – Donner. Sturm
09. Allegretto – Hirtengesang. Wohltätige, mit Dank an die Gottheit verbundene Gefühle nach dem Sturm

CD 02
Symphony no. 1 op. 21 in C Major (1799/1800)
01. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
02. Andante cantabile con moto
03. Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
04. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace
Symphony no. 5 op. 67 in c minor (1808)
05. Allegro con brio
06. Andante con moto
07. Allegro
08. Allegro

CD 03
Symphony no. 7 op. 92 in A major (1811/12)
01. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
02. Allegretto
03. Presto
04. Allegro con brio
Symphony no. 8 op. 93 in F major (1812)
05. Allegro vivace e con brio
06. Allegretto scherzando
07. Tempo di Menuetto
08. Allegro vivace

CD 04
Symphony no. 2 op. 36 in D major (1801)
01. Adagio – Allegro con brio
02. Larghetto
03. Scherzo: Allegro
04. Allegro molto
Symphony no. 3 op. 55 in E-flat major “Eroica” (1803/4)
05. Allegro con brio
06. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
07. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
08. Finale: Allegro molto

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CD 05
Symphony no. 9 op. 125 in d minor “Choral”(1824)
01. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
02. Molto vivace
03. Adagio molto e cantabile
04. Finale: Presto

Annemarie Kremer
Wilke te Brummelstroete
Marcel Reijans
Geert Smits

Over the past few years, Jan Willem de Vriend and The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra have made CD recordings of all the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven. This box contains them all.
At an international level, Jan Willem de Vriend is more and more regarded as an outstanding conductor with a new, fresh point of view. As is his vision of Beethoven. Important classical magazines like Gramophone are enthusiastic about the series: “These are strong, thrustful performances which make sense in terms of the music in hand and the orchestra;s own character and competence.
Jan Willem de Vriend has an intense passion for music. He will never stop investigating. Curiosity and eagerness are simply part of him and the way he works. And this means that, in his hands, music from the past comes to life, time and time again.

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