Ludwig van Beethoven & David Zinman & Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra : Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

Ludwig van Beethoven & David Zinman & Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra : Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

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If you're looking for a real bargain set of Beethoven's complete symphonies, look no further. David Zinman leads the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich through the big nine. Unconventional--this is the world-premiere, modern-instrument recording of the New Barenreiter Edition (translation: slight variations in the scoring)--and with Zinman's typically fast tempos, these are spirited, though probably not definitive, performances. Herbert Von Karajan's 1963 cycle of Beethoven's symphonies must still be considered the essential versions and, costing only 10 dollars more than this set, it's just as much of a bargain. But, for Beethoven lovers on a tight budget, folks looking to add one more Beethoven cycle to their music library, or experts who want to hear what the fuss of the Barenreiter Edition is about, this set shouldn't be passed up. Zinman and Tonhalle have delivered a winner, with excellent sound and a great sticker price. --Jason Verlinde

1. I. Adagio molto
2. II. Andante cantabile con moto
3. III. Menuetto
4. IV. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace
5. I. Adagio molto
6. II. Larghetto
7. III. Scherzo: Allegro
8. IV. Allegro molto
1. I. Allegro con brio
2. II. Marcia funebre
3. III. Scherzo
4. IV. Finale: Allegro molto
5. I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
6. II. Adagio
7. III. Allegro vivace
8. IV. Allegro ma non troppo
1. I. Allegro con brio
2. II. Andante con moto
3. III. Allegro
4. IV. Allegro
5. I. Allegro ma non troppo
6. II. Andante molto moto (Szene am Bach)
7. III. Allegro (Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute)
8. IV. Allegro (Gewitter, Sturm)
9. V. Allegretto (Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm)
1. I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
2. II. Allegretto
3. III. Presto
4. IV. Allegro con brio
5. I. Allegro vivace e con brio
6. II. Allegretto scherzando
7. III. Tempo di Menuetto
8. IV. Allegro vivace
1. I. Allegro ma non troppo
2. II. Molto vivace
3. III. Adagio molto e cantabile
4. IV. Presto
5. V. Allegro assai vivace alla marcia
6. V. Allegro assai vivace alla marcia (with Beethoven's Original General Pause in bar 747)

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