Beethoven Symphonies 1,2,3,4,5,6

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8, Overtures (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 928-2 rec 1969-72}

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 6, 7 & 8, Overtures (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 928-2 rec 1969-72}
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© 1969-72, 1993 Polydor / Deutsche Grammophon | 437 928-2
Classical / Symphonies

Karl Böhm's Beethoven is, on balance, the best complete cycle available from Deutsche Grammophon. This will come as a surprise to many, given the fact that the label relentlessly promotes performances by Herbert von Karajan (three complete cycles!) and Leonard Bernstein, but for quality of playing, as well as superb sound, these versions are just about unbeatable. And at a "twofer" price, the complete set on three pairs of discs is a terrific value. –David Hurwitz
Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 9, Overtures (1992) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 368-2 rec 1972}

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 9, Overtures (1992) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 437 368-2 rec 1972}
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© 1972, 1992 Polydor / Deutsche Grammophon | 437 368-2
Classical / Symphonies

This is one of the greatest recordings of the famous Ninth Symphony. It has long been overshadowed by Karajan's three recordings for the same label, as well as Bernstein's version with the same orchestra. But put them all on your CD player and compare, and this is the one you'll be coming back to. Böhm was the least glamorous of conductors, but he approaches the Ninth with messianic zeal and a fanatical gleam in his eye. The opening movement is a cataclysm, the sublime slow movement never loses its contemplative flow, and everyone involved simply sings and plays the pants off of the finale. If the final minute or two doesn't pull you right out of your seat, nothing will. Grab it while you can at this "twofer" price. It's a steal. –David Hurwitz
Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4 & 5 (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 439 681-2 rec 1972}

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4 & 5 (1993) {Karl Böhm, VPO} {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 439 681-2 rec 1972}
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© 1972, 1993 Polydor, Deutsche Grammophon | 439 681-2
Classical / Symphonies

Karl Böhm's Vienna Philharmonic Beethoven cycle is Deutsche Grammophon's best kept secret. Not only is it the finest complete set of Beethoven symphonies in their catalog, it's also far and away the best recorded, and to make matters even more irresistible, it's also the least expensive (it's available on three "twofer" sets). These performances are typical: weighty, intense, powerful, and magnificently played. Listen especially to the (comparatively) neglected Fourth Symphony: if Böhm doesn't convince you that this is major Beethoven, then no one can.
Mariss Jansons, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - Beethoven: Symphonies (2013) [Blu-Ray]

Beethoven - Symphonies (Mariss Jansons) (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 384 min | 62,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 384 min | 20,6 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24-bit
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean

This must be one of the year's best performances of the Ninth Symphony. Not a trace of lofty heroism here - Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra bring out the life-affirming aspects of the work, culminating in a hymn of heartfelt naturalness from which the audience draws inner strength' (Mostly Classic).
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:50 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Kent Nagano leads the Montreal Symphony Orchestra on this album of Beethoven symphonies, the final volume of their project to record the complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies. Nagano calls these two symphonies "peculiar retreats" from the composer's other symphonic works.
Orchester Wiener Akademie & Martin Haselböck - Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 2 (Resound Collection) (2015) [24/96]

Orchester Wiener Akademie & Martin Haselböck - Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 2 (Resound Collection) (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:43 minutes | 0.98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Re-Sound Beethoven collection brings the symphonies of Beethoven back to the locations of their Viennese premieres. Four of the six venues where first performances of one or more of the nine symphonies were held still exist today, as do the eight Viennese halls and theaters where the composer’s orchestral works were performed in his lifetime. The orchestral forces of the Wiener Akademie corresponds in size and instrumentarium to those used by the composer. The producer Stephan Reh strives to reproduce the specific acoustical qualities of each room.
Martin Haselbock - Re-Sound: Beethoven Symphonies 1 & 2 (2015)

Martin Haselbock - Re-Sound: Beethoven Symphonies 1 & 2 (2015)
MP3 320 kbps | 00:56:37 min | Covers included | 133 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Alpha

It's increasingly common to hear the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven played on original instruments and according to authentic period practices, which have become de rigueur for many contemporary conductors and orchestras. But Martin Haselböck and the Vienna Academy Orchestra go one step further by playing them in their original Viennese venues, thus creating something close to the sound and impact of the first performances.
Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies (2011/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies (2011/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 370:25 minutes | 3.49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

At a time when it seems that the contemporary movement for historically informed practices has won over most performers of Ludwig van Beethoven's nine symphonies, along comes Christian Thielemann to spin the clock back to the mindset of the mid-20th century. Interpreting the symphonies with a conventional, even hidebound, approach that bears no sign of late Classical scholarship (streamlined tempos, smaller orchestras, original instrumentation, or other aspects of the way the music was actually played in the composer's time), Thielemann presents a Beethoven that is rather more in the manner of Wilhelm Furtwängler than of, say, John Eliot Gardiner.
Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & Overtures (1951-1955/2014) [24/96]

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & Overtures (1951-1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 365:49 minutes | 5,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording presents Karajan's first (and probably most thrilling) recording of the complete Beethoven Symphonies, made in the early 1950s with London's recently-founded Philharmonia Orchestra. The recording of the 9th Symphony is available here in stereo for the very first time, taken from original unreleased tapes.
Beethoven - Symphonies (2011) (Paul Kletzki, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) (6CD Box Set)

Beethoven - Symphonies (2011) (Paul Kletzki, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) (6CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1660 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 877 mb
Classical, Romantic , Symphony, Orchestral | Label: Supraphon - SU 4051-2

Recorded between 1964 and 1968, Paul Kletzki's respected cycle of Ludwig van Beethoven's symphonies on Supraphon rightly should be classified as a historical item for specialists, rather than as a recommended option for anyone seeking a great (and great sounding) modern set. Kletzki was an admired and popular conductor, noted for working with both European and American orchestras, and his interpretations of Beethoven are intelligent and insightful, regarded by some reviewers as among the finest of their time; the performances are still valuable for their musicality and significance among mid-20th century offerings.