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

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies No. 4 & No. 5 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2016) {Sony Classical 88875136452}

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonies No. 4 & No. 5 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt (2016) {Sony Classical 88875136452}
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© 2016 Sony Classical | 88875136452
Classical / Symphony

Nikolaus Harnoncourt and his period orchestra, Concentus Musicus Wien, never recorded a complete cycle of the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven, and this 2016 Sony release is their only recording of the Symphony No. 4 in B flat major and the Symphony No. 5 in C minor, made almost ten months before the conductor's death. Harnoncourt planned for this to be his last recording before his retirement, so it inevitably has the feeling of a valedictory performance, and one can also hear it as the orchestra's warm tribute to its leader and his sterling musicianship.
Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7-9 (2010) [Blu-ray]

Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7-9 (2010) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 12463 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 155 min+169 min (bonus) | 41,2 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3836 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 155 min | 8,43 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese

This is a Beethoven Symphonies Cycle of the 21st century! Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1 – 9 incl. and each DVD includes a one-hour-long documentary for each symphony.
Includes an hour-long documentary for each symphony where Maestro Thielemann and Joachim Kaiser (the most famous German music critic) discuss and analyze in an entertaining conversational exchange Thielemann’s interpretation, complemented by excerpts from rehearsals as well as by comparisons of Beethoven cycles with Karajan, Bernstein etc. – no aspect of Beethoven’s symphonic œuvre will remain unaffected!
Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4-6 (2010) [Blu-ray]

Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 4-6 (2010) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 13459 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 132 min+171 min (bonus) | 40,2 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3821 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 132 min | 7,12 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major

This is a Beethoven Symphonies Cycle of the 21st century! Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1 – 9 incl. and each DVD includes a one-hour-long documentary for each symphony.
Includes an hour-long documentary for each symphony where Maestro Thielemann and Joachim Kaiser (the most famous German music critic) discuss and analyze in an entertaining conversational exchange Thielemann’s interpretation, complemented by excerpts from rehearsals as well as by comparisons of Beethoven cycles with Karajan, Bernstein etc. – no aspect of Beethoven’s symphonic œuvre will remain unaffected!
Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.1-3 (2010) [Blu-ray]

Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.1-3 (2011) [Blu-ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 11969 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 155 min+170 min (bonus) | 40,7 Gb
Audio1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3911 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 155 min | 8,39 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major

This is the start of a Beethoven Symphonies cycle (Nos. 1-9) with Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Beethoven cycle of the 21st century!
3 Documentaries - In a one-hour-long film for each symphony Maestro Thielemann and Joachim Kaiser (Germany´s most famous music critic) discuss and analyze in an entertaining conversational exchange Thielemann’s interpretation, complemented by excerpts from rehearsals as well as comparisons of Beethoven cycles with Karajan, Bernstein etc. – no aspect of Beethoven’s symphonic œuvre will remain unaffected!
Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 (2016) [Blu-ray]

Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 (2016) [Blu-ray]
2xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 397 min | 44,9+42,6 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 16-bit

Audio BluRay | Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 24-bit | 344 min | 31,0 Gb

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,970 fps | 344 min | 21,2 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings | Sub: German, English, Japanese

Recordings of all the Beethoven symphonies with their chief conductor are always a milestone in the artistic work of the Berliner Philharmoniker. So it was with Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado, and expectations are correspondingly high for this cycle conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. Where does the special status of these symphonies come from? Simon Rattle has an explanation: “One of the things Beethoven does is to give you a mirror into yourself – where you are now as a musician.” In fact, this music contains such a wealth of extreme emotions and brilliant compositional ideas that reveal the qualities of the orchestra and its conductor as if under a magnifying glass.
Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies (2013/2001) [Blu-Ray]

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies (2013/2001) [Blu-Ray]
4xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23998 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 387 min+26 min (bonus) | 21,4+18,5+35,7+20,8 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4245 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29.970 fps | 387 min | 20,9 Gb
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | EuroArts | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian

In February 2001 the Berliner Philharmoniker and Claudio Abbado were guests at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with all Beethoven symphonies. Their success was overwhelming with standing ovations after each performance. “Abbado, a Furtwängler admirer in principle, seems ever more Italian, his tauter lyricism allied to a sense of forward movement influenced, we are told, by period practice. The surprise is not the Mediterranean luminosity and scrupulous attention to instrumental detail - one expects nothing less from this source - but the animating sense of line. The Seventh Symphony… knows precisely where it's going and why… The sense of joy present throughout is overwhelming by the close.” - Gramophone Magazine.
Ivan Fischer, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.1-9 (2015) [Blu-ray]

Iván Fischer, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.1-9 (2015) [Blu-ray]
3xBluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24980 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 372 min | 31,7+32,1+37,5 Gb
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 96 kHz / 6347 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29.970 fps | 372 min | 20,6 Gb
Audio: DTS / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | RCO

The Beethoven symphonies: all nine of them stunning masterworks, all nine performed countless times. Be that as it may, there are conductors who can re-contextualize these symphonies in such a way that they sound completely new, as Ivan Fischer proved in 2013 and 2014 in his Beethoven Series with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, spread out over two seasons. This is a veritable journey of discovery through a familiar landscape.
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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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.