The Symphony Edition

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Claudio Abbado: The Symphony Edition is a sturdy, cube-shaped box set of 41 CDs, bringing together many of the conductor's critically acclaimed recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. The great symphonists are represented by their most essential works, with full cycles by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler's nine completed symphonies, five of Anton Bruckner's eleven symphonies, and important symphonies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn. Abbado conducted a variety of ensembles for these recordings, including the Orchestra Mozart, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the London Symphony Orchestra, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Claudio Abbado: The Symphony Edition is a sturdy, cube-shaped box set of 41 CDs, bringing together many of the conductor's critically acclaimed recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. The great symphonists are represented by their most essential works, with full cycles by Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, and Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler's nine completed symphonies, five of Anton Bruckner's eleven symphonies, and important symphonies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn. Abbado conducted a variety of ensembles for these recordings, including the Orchestra Mozart, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and all deliver first-rate performances, some of which are exemplary. While this may seem like a reference collection for Abbado's fans, it is an excellent set for newcomers to explore the symphonic repertoire, and Abbado is an exceptional guide to this repertoire. Recorded between 1967 and 2013, the mix of live and studio recordings makes the sound a little variable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2013
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947910466
  • Catalog Number: 001846502
  • Sales rank: 24,232

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 35 in D major ("Haffner"), K. 385 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Claudio Abbado (20:51)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 (K. 186a) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Claudio Abbado (30:43)
  3. 9–12 Symphony No. 33 in B flat major, K. 319 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Claudio Abbado (20:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1–3 Symphony No. 38 in D major ("Prague"), K. 504 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Claudio Abbado (37:14)
  2. 4–7 Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Jupiter"), K. 551 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Claudio Abbado (36:54)
Disc 3
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Claudio Abbado (31:02)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Claudio Abbado (35:03)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Overture for orchestra in G minor (arr. from Il Mondo della Luna), H. 1a/12 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Claudio Abbado (4:02)
  2. 2–5 Symphony No. 93 in D major, H. 1/93 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Claudio Abbado (22:26)
  3. 6–9 Symphony No. 96 in D major ("Miracle"), H. 1/96 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Claudio Abbado (22:23)
  4. 10–13 Symphony No. 98 in B flat major, H. 1/98 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Claudio Abbado (27:39)
Disc 5
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 100 in G major ("Military") H. 1/100 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Claudio Abbado (23:41)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 101 in D major ("Clock"), H. 1/101 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Claudio Abbado (26:37)
  3. 9–12 Symphony No. 102 in B flat major, H. 1/102 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Claudio Abbado (24:30)
Disc 6
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 103 in E flat major ("Drumroll"), H. 1/103 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Claudio Abbado (29:17)
  2. 5–7 Sinfonia Concertante for violin, cello, oboe, bassoon & orchestra, H. 1/105 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Claudio Abbado (20:34)
Disc 7
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Claudio Abbado (26:58)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Claudio Abbado (48:41)
Disc 8
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Claudio Abbado (33:38)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Claudio Abbado (33:54)
Disc 9
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Claudio Abbado (35:30)
  2. 5–9 Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Claudio Abbado (39:20)
Disc 10
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Claudio Abbado (38:31)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Claudio Abbado (26:33)
Disc 11
  1. 1–5 Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Claudio Abbado (62:14)
Disc 12
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82 - Franz Schubert & Gunther Breest (27:34)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D. 125 - Franz Schubert & Gunther Breest (31:05)
  3. 9–12 Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200 - Franz Schubert & Gunther Breest (23:36)
Disc 13
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 4 in C minor ("Tragic"), D. 417 - Franz Schubert & Claudio Abbado (34:22)
  2. 5–6 Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759 - Franz Schubert & Claudio Abbado (26:32)
Disc 14
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485 - Franz Schubert & Claudio Abbado (28:53)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 6 in C major ("Little C Major"), D. 589 - Franz Schubert & Claudio Abbado (31:44)
Disc 15
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 9 in C major ("The Great"), D. 944 - Franz Schubert & Claudio Abbado (61:36)
Disc 16
  1. 1–11 Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26) - Franz Schubert & Claudio Abbado (60:05)
Disc 17
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (32:20)
  2. 2 Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20: Scherzo in G minor - Felix Mendelssohn & Felix Mendelssohn (4:01)
  3. 3 A Midsummer Night's Dream, overture, Op. 21 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (12:07)
  4. 4 The Hebrides, overture for orchestra in B minor ("Fingal's Cave"), Op. 26 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (10:29)
  5. 5 Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, overture in D major, Op. 27 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (13:07)
Disc 18
  1. 1–14 Symphony No. 2 in B flat major ("Lobgesang", "Hymn of Praise"), Op. 52 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (74:19)
Disc 19
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 3 in A minor ("Scottish"), Op. 56 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (42:29)
  2. 2 Overture for orchestra in F major ("Fair Melusina"), Op. 32 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (10:55)
  3. 3 Overture for orchestra in C major ("Trumpet"), Op. 101 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (9:14)
  4. 4 Ruy Blas, overture for orchestra in C minor, Op. 95 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (8:20)
Disc 20
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 4 in A major ("Italian"), Op. 90 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (28:23)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 5 in D major/D minor ("Reformation"), Op. 107 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (30:58)
  3. 6 Overture for wind instruments in C major ("Harmoniemusik"), Op. 24 - Felix Mendelssohn & Claudio Abbado (9:46)
Disc 21
  1. 1 Academic Festival Overture, for orchestra in C minor ("Akademische Festouvertüre"), Op. 80 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (10:16)
  2. 2 Gesang der Parzen ("Es fürchte die Götter"), for chorus & orchestra ("Song of the fates"), Op. 89 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (12:41)
  3. 3–6 Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (45:24)
Disc 22
  1. 1 Alto Rhapsody, for alto, male chorus & orchestra, Op. 53 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (13:17)
  2. 2–5 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (46:11)
Disc 23
  1. 1 Tragic Overture, in D minor, Op. 81 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (13:06)
  2. 2 Hyperions Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) for chorus and orchestra, Op. 54 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (17:01)
  3. 3–6 Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (37:35)
Disc 24
  1. 1 Variations on a Theme of Haydn for orchestra in B flat major (St. Anthony Variations), Op. 56a - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (18:09)
  2. 2 Nänie ("Auch das Schöne muss sterben"), for chorus, orchestra & harp ad lib, Op. 82 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (13:59)
  3. 3–6 Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (41:41)
Disc 25
  1. 1–6 Serenade for orchestra No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (48:07)
  2. 7–11 Serenade for orchestra No. 2 in A major, Op. 16 - Johannes Brahms & Claudio Abbado (33:52)
Disc 26
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 1 in C minor, WAB 101 - Anton Bruckner & Claudio Abbado (50:07)
Disc 27
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 4 in E flat ("Romantic"), WAB 104 - Anton Bruckner & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (68:36)
Disc 28
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 5 in B flat, WAB 105 - Anton Bruckner & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (71:46)
Disc 29
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107 - Anton Bruckner & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (64:18)
Disc 30
  1. 1–3 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, WAB 109 - Anton Bruckner & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (60:21)
Disc 31
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Titan") - Gustav Mahler & Claudio Abbado (54:41)
Disc 32
  1. 1–5 Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Resurrection") - Gustav Mahler & Gustav Mahler (81:14)
Disc 33
  1. 1–26 Symphony No. 3 in D minor - Friedrich Nietzsche & Gustav Mahler (94:05)
Disc 34
Disc 35
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 4 in G major - Gustav Mahler & Claudio Abbado (55:07)
Disc 36
  1. 1–5 Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor - Gustav Mahler & Claudio Abbado (69:25)
Disc 37
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 6 in A minor ("Tragic") - Gustav Mahler & Claudio Abbado (79:12)
Disc 38
  1. 1–5 Symphony No. 7 in E minor ("Song of the Night") - Gustav Mahler & Claudio Abbado (77:01)
Disc 39
  1. 1–24 Symphony No. 8 in E flat major ("Symphony of a Thousand") - Gustav Mahler & Claudio Abbado (81:06)
Disc 40
Disc 41
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 9 in D major - Gustav Mahler & Claudio Abbado (79:01)
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Performance Credits
Claudio Abbado Primary Artist
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