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Beethoven: Les 9 Symphonies - Frederick Guthrie (bass); Gré Brouwenstijn (soprano); Kerstin Meyer (contralto); Nicolai Gedda (tenor);...
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  1. Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
  2. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55
  3. Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), ballet, Op. 43: Ouverture, Op. 43
  4. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
  5. Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
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  1. Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
  2. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55
  3. Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (The Creatures of Prometheus), ballet, Op. 43: Ouverture, Op. 43
  4. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
  5. Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
  6. Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84: Ouverture, Op. 84
  7. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67
  8. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
  9. Leonore Overture No. 3 in C major, Op. 72b
  10. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68
  11. Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
  12. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125
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Andre Cluytens' 1957-1960 cycle of Beethoven symphonies was the first Beethoven cycle directed by a French conductor, but since the orchestra is the super-virtuoso, echt-Deutsch Berliner Philharmoniker, it's hard to say exactly what is French about these performances. The colors are carefully weighed and balanced, but they are still more German primary colors than French blended colors. The tempos are quick but not especially so, and though they are often impetuous, they are never reckless. Cluytens does not overly ...

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Beethoven: Les 9 Symphonies 2007, EMI Classics

UPC: 094636753027

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