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The Story of the Symphony / André Previn/Royal PO [3 DVD]

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 87 in A major, H 1 no 87
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique"
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In this 3 Disc set, Andre Previn conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in some of the most popular works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. Each symphony is introduced by Andre Previn talking about the piece to be performed and giving illustrations of aspects of the music. Includes full-length performances of:

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 525 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM,



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Works Details

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Symphony no 87 in A major, H 1 no 87
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 39 in E flat major, K 543
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: (Excerpt)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1811-1812

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1830

>Brahms, Johannes : Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1937