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Immortal Beloved

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All Music Guide - Rodney Batdorf
Immortal Beloved is a film about the turbulent life and times of Beethoven. Throughout the film, highlights from his vast canon are featured, and those pieces of music were collected for the soundtrack recording. In essence, the soundtrack is "The Best of Beethoven" -- it features all of the melodies that have worked their way into popular consciousness. Naturally, this isn't the place to find challenging, inventive interpretations of Beethoven's standards, nor is it even the place to find definitive readings of these works. Instead, it is a sampler, designed to whet the appetite of a neophyte Beethoven fan; in that sense, Immortal Beloved works very well. However, if ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rodney Batdorf
Immortal Beloved is a film about the turbulent life and times of Beethoven. Throughout the film, highlights from his vast canon are featured, and those pieces of music were collected for the soundtrack recording. In essence, the soundtrack is "The Best of Beethoven" -- it features all of the melodies that have worked their way into popular consciousness. Naturally, this isn't the place to find challenging, inventive interpretations of Beethoven's standards, nor is it even the place to find definitive readings of these works. Instead, it is a sampler, designed to whet the appetite of a neophyte Beethoven fan; in that sense, Immortal Beloved works very well. However, if you have a deep knowledge of the composer, pass this one by.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Sony Classics
  • UPC: 886976086121
  • Catalog Number: 760861
  • Sales rank: 65,328

Album Credits

Performance Credits
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Gidon Kremer Violin
Yo-Yo Ma Cello
Murray Perahia Piano
London Voices Choir, Chorus
Georg Solti Conductor
Bryn Terfel Bass
Emanuel Ax Piano
Vinson Cole Tenor (Vocal)
Pamela Frank Violin
Technical Credits
Thomas Frost Executive Producer
Michael Haas Producer
Richard King Engineer
Georg Solti Music Direction
Andreas Neubronner Producer
Pauline Heister Engineer
Steven Epstein Producer
Terry O'Neill Cover Photo
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