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Abbado / Beethoven - Complete symphonies, piano concertos, Triple Concerto, Choral Fantasy, overtures / Maurizio Pollini, Ilya Gringolts, Yevgeny Kissin, Cheryl Studer et al. [10 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

Releasd as part of the recent Abbado box set series, this box set contains the 9 Symphonies, the piano concertos with Maurizio Pollini and the Triple Concerto with Alexander Lonquich, Ilya Gringolts, Mario Brunello as soloists. Other highlights include the Choral Fantasy with Yevgeny Kissin and "Ah! Perfido with Cheryl Studer, the overtures "Leonore No.2," "Coriolan," "Namensfeier," the music to Goethe's "Egmont," "Die Weihe des Hauses" and "Leonore Prohaska."


Works:

Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/2000
Venue: Live Chamber Music Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 25 Minutes 23 Secs.

Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/2000
Venue: Live Chamber Music Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 32 Minutes 6 Secs.

Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/2000
Venue: Live Great Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 46 Minutes 33 Secs.

Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 12/1999
Venue: Great Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 32 Minutes 56 Secs.

Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807
Date of Recording: 05/2000
Venue: Live Great Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 34 Minutes 59 Secs.

Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1808
Date of Recording: 05/2000
Venue: Live Great Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 39 Minutes 17 Secs.

Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 12/1999
Venue: Live Great Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 38 Minutes 11 Secs.

Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 03/2000
Venue: Live Great Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 25 Minutes 11 Secs.

Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Violeta Urmana (Mezzo Soprano), Thomas Moser (Tenor), Thomas Quasthoff (Bass),
Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Chorus, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 2000
Venue: Live Great Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 62 Minutes 19 Secs.
Language: German

Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 “Choral Fantasy” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Classical
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 12/1991
Venue: Live Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 18 Minutes 44 Secs.
Language: German

Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1795-1796; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 12/1991
Venue: Live Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 13 Minutes 33 Secs.
Language: Italian

Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 12/1991
Venue: Live Philharmonie, Berlin
Length: 14 Minutes 46 Secs.

Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria

Die Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria

Egmont, Op. 84 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria
Length: 37 Minutes 31 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria
Length: 28 Minutes 2 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria
Length: 35 Minutes 47 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria
Length: 32 Minutes 33 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria
Length: 38 Minutes 19 Secs.

Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 “Triple Concerto”by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Mario Brunello (Cello), Ilya Gringolts (Violin), Alexander Lonquich (Piano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
Period: Classical
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria

Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria

Zur Namensfeier Overture, Op. 115 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1814-1815; Vienna, Austria





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