Bernard Haitink

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 1-9 Special Edition Box Set (6 SACDs)

LSO0598 6SACD

Beethoven Symphonies Nos 1-9 Special Edition

Beethoven Symphonies Nos 1-9 Special Edition



Bernard Haitink conductor

Benchmark Beethoven Cycle BBC Music Magazine (UK)
Records of the Year
New York Times
Grammy Award nominated – Best Classical Album
49th Annual Grammy Awards


Performance ***** Sound *****

Disc of the Month 'a complete confidence exists between the LSO, in magnificent form, and it's conductor. This disc is the triumphant climax to the series' BBC Music Magazine, Symphonies Nos 4 & 8

The release of Bernard Haitink's new cycle of the Beethoven symphonies has been one of the most talked about classical events of 2006. Over recent years many people had questioned whether another complete set of Beethoven's symphonies would ever be recorded. But Haitink's revelatory recordings have demonstrated why fresh new interpretations of the Beethoven's music are so important and why the composer's music is still so relevent today.

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Reviews

Benchmark Beethoven Cycle BBC Music Magazine (UK)
Classical Recordings of the Year
New York Times (US)
CDs of the Year
Philidelphia Enquirer (US)
CDs of the Year
Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)
Nominated for Best Classical Album

49th Annual Grammy Awards

Records of the Year New York Times

‘a towering achievement’ The Times (UK)

CDs of the Year ‘Few music lovers saw this one coming ... Haitink has rarely sounded more suitably agitated. Even the problematic Triple Concerto has rare drama and purpose; this recording may be the best ever’ Philidelphia Enquirer (US)

‘simply masterful Beethoven … Capped by a magisterial account of the Ninth Symphony, this is the Beethoven set for our time.Even if you already have umpteen other recordings of these works, you really owe it to yourself to hear this new set’ Chicago Tribune (US)

Performance ***** Sound *****
Disc of the Month 'a complete confidence exists between the LSO, in magnificent form, and it's conductor. This disc is the triumphant climax to the series' BBC Music Magazine, Symphonies Nos 4 & 8

Performance ***** Sound *****
Benchmark Recording
'a blazing performance of the Seventh Symphony that reaches a superbly disciplined and frenzied conclusion' BBC Music Magazine, Symphony No 7 & Triple Concerto

Performance***** Sound ***** 'without being quirky Haitink presents it in a way that feels utterly fresh - the results are exhilarating' BBC Music Magazine, Symphonies Nos 5 & 1

Artistic Quality 10 Sound Quality 10 'the LSO are in absolutely smashing form - an unforgettable experience. It's a veritable orchestral adventure' ClassicsToday.com, Symphonies Nos 4 & 8

CD of the Week 'this recording has impressed every one of the CD Review team - there is a feeling of immediacy and drama tempered with vision and maturity as though Haitink's long career has been leading towards this time where he can combine impetuosity and youthful enthusiasm with the wisdom of age and experience' BBC Radio 3 CD Review, Symphony No 9

Artists

Bernard Haitink conductor
Twyla Robinson
 Soprano

Karen Cargill Mezzo-soprano

John Mac Master Tenor

Gerald Finley Bass

London Symphony Chorus

Gordan Nikolitch Violin

Tim Hugh Cello

Lars Vogt Piano
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer

Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineers

Recorded November 2005 and April 2006, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

6SACD
Catalogue number - LSO0598
UPC - 822231159827

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