Beethoven - Symphony 1-9 : Simon Rattle : Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - 180g 10LP Box Set

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Beethoven - Symphony 1-9 : Simon Rattle : Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - 180g 10LP Box Set
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Deluxe edition in a hardcover box with a 52-page companion book.

The performance of all Beethoven symphonies with their chief conductor is always a milestone in the artistic work of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The end of 2015 the cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle was experiencing. Public and the press celebrated these interpretations, where the virtuosity and the revolutionary energy of the works unfolded impressive.

 A special feature of this version is the purist recording with a microphone only couple in MS stereophonic arrangement. In order for a sound can be achieved, the extraordinarily close to that of the original acoustics of the Philharmonie.

Recorded live in October 2015 by Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, this deluxe set of the nine symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven offering a comprehensive presentation of the cycle, along with a book of essays detailing the project.

music is what counts most, and Rattle's compelling readings are thorough in their scholarship and fully realized in gorgeous audiophile sound by one of the world's greatest orchestras.

While this may be more than most listeners need, collectors will appreciate the additional material. Highly recommended

“Technically, of course, the performances are immaculate. But for all the fine string playing, the sometimes outstanding solo contributions from the Berlin Philharmonic’s wind players and the sudden moments of vivid characterisation that Rattle undeniably comes up with, these performances don’t hang together as a set.” The Guardian, 13th April 2016 ***

“Rattle and the Berliners are largely at one. Rattle may want fewer players on the platform than Furtwängler or Karajan – he uses roughly 50 musicians…but this remains the Berlin Philharmonic: its distinctive style revealingly intact. The first two symphonies are an untrammelled delight…[this] cycle is a decidedly distinguished affair” Gramophone Magazine, June 2016

“These performances are intensely alive and immensely invigorating.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2016 *****

“the Berliners’ Beethoven is lithe, detailed and compelling: every detail…shines through in rich, warm sound and imaginative, unfussy camera work. Tempi are often swift…but never feel rushed, string sizes seem apt, and the joy of live music making is vividly captured.” Classical Music, August 2016 *****

Ludwig van Beethoven

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle Conductor
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica”
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 with
Final Chorus “Ode to Joy”
Annette Dasch Soprano
Eva Vogel Mezzo-Soprano
Christian Elsner Tenor
Dimitry Ivashchenko Bass
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Simon Halsey Chorus Master
Recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie in October 2015

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