Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Wiener Symphoniker
Size: 1.24 GB
Beethoven: 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. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’
05. I. Allegro con brio
06. II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai
07. III. Scherzo. Allegro
08. IV. Finale. Allegro molto – Poco Andante – Presto
Recorded: 25-26 February 2017
Recording Venue: Golden Hall, Vienna Music Association, Vienna, Austria
For the first time in their history, the Wiener Symphoniker will release a complete Beethoven symphonies cycle on CD.
This shortcoming is about to be remedied: starting in autumn 2017, the Wiener Symphoniker will release the full cycle on 5 CDs. With a new CD of the series to be released every 6 months, the full cycle will be completed just in time for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven in 2020. The symphonies were recorded live during a critically acclaimed concert cycle in Spring/Summer 2017 in the Great Hall of the Musikverein Wien.
A key work for this approach constitutes, in conductor Philippe Jordan’s mind, the Third Symphony E flat major op.55 ‘Eroica’ – which will be included on the first CD of the series along side the First Symphony C Major op. 21. According to Jordan, both works are unified in their portrayal of Beethoven’s immense, innovative, revolutionary creative will.