Bernstein in Vienna: Beethoven Symphonies 4, 6 & 9

Bernstein in Vienna: Beethoven Symphonies 4, 6 & 9

by Leonard Bernstein
     
 

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is remarkable in so many ways, not the least of which is the work's sheer size -- it's more than twice the length of the standard symphony of its time. Even more striking is the way that Beethoven transformed the symphony into a dramatic form. From the mysterious opening to the final "Ode to Joy" -- with chorus and vocal soloists --…  See more details below

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Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is remarkable in so many ways, not the least of which is the work's sheer size -- it's more than twice the length of the standard symphony of its time. Even more striking is the way that Beethoven transformed the symphony into a dramatic form. From the mysterious opening to the final "Ode to Joy" -- with chorus and vocal soloists -- this music is as gripping as the grandest of operas. Leonard Bernstein was a conductor who knew how to wring every drop of drama from a piece of music, and in this intense live recording from Vienna, he doesn't miss a beat. The result is a compellingly theatrical and spiritually uplifting interpretation of one of the most sublime works of all time. This handsome, budget-priced, two-disc reissue -- taken from the maestro's second recorded cycle of all nine Beethoven symphonies -- also includes an expansive yet vigorous performance of the lyrical and witty Fourth Symphony, as well as one of the most heartwarming versions of the Pastoral Symphony (No. 6) ever made.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/1999
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028946346822
catalogNumber:
463468

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  1. Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Leonard Bernstein  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Penny Bennett  - Albert Imperato  - Hanno Rinke
  2. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Leonard Bernstein  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Penny Bennett  - Albert Imperato  - Hanno Rinke
  3. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - René Kollo  - Leonard Bernstein  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Norbert Balatsch  - Penny Bennett  -  Vienna State Opera Chorus  - Albert Imperato  - Gwyneth Jones  - Kurt Moll  - Hanno Rinke  - Hanna Schwarz

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