Maestro Marek Janowski and the WDR Symphony Orchestra present a new recording of Beethoven's complete symphonies, the ultimate symphonic oeuvre in all thinkable respects. Bold as they still sound to modern ears, one easily imagines how Beethoven's contemporaries were completely swept away by the scope, sheer force and adventurous nature of his symphonies. With this integral recording, Janowski and the orchestra finish a project that started with an acclaimed rendition of the 5th and 6th symphonies, released in 2019. The boxset design is inspired by the idea of organic form, an ideal that Beethoven's contemporaries frequently associated with his symphonies, and which presupposes a resemblance between the structure of his symphonies and the growth of plants and trees. This idea has been visually translated by using close-up photographs from Karl Blossfeldt's Art Forms in the Plant World (1928). These early twentieth-century images emphasize the timeless modernity of Beethoven's symphonies, celebrating an extraordinary oeuvre that prospers until this very day. Marek Janowski is one of the most celebrated conductors of our times, and enjoys a vast PENTATONE discography, including complete recordings of Bruckner's symphonies and Wagner's mature operas. This is his third PENTATONE collaboration with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, one of the most established radio orchestras of Germany.
Maestro Marek Janowski and the WDR Symphony Orchestra present a new recording of Beethoven's complete symphonies, the ultimate symphonic oeuvre in all thinkable respects. Bold as they still sound to modern ears, one easily imagines how Beethoven's contemporaries were completely swept away by the scope, sheer force and adventurous nature of his symphonies. With this integral recording, Janowski and the orchestra finish a project that started with an acclaimed rendition of the 5th and 6th symphonies, released in 2019. The boxset design is inspired by the idea of organic form, an ideal that Beethoven's contemporaries frequently associated with his symphonies, and which presupposes a resemblance between the structure of his symphonies and the growth of plants and trees. This idea has been visually translated by using close-up photographs from Karl Blossfeldt's Art Forms in the Plant World (1928). These early twentieth-century images emphasize the timeless modernity of Beethoven's symphonies, celebrating an extraordinary oeuvre that prospers until this very day. Marek Janowski is one of the most celebrated conductors of our times, and enjoys a vast PENTATONE discography, including complete recordings of Bruckner's symphonies and Wagner's mature operas. This is his third PENTATONE collaboration with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, one of the most established radio orchestras of Germany.
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Label: PENTATONE
Rel. Date: 10/02/2020
UPC: 827949086069

Complete Symphonies
Artist: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
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1. Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21: I. Adagio Molto - Allegro Con Brio
2. Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21: II. Andante Cantabile Con Moto
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3. Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21: III. Minuet. Allegro Molto E Vivace - Trio
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4. Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21: IV. Adagio - Allegro Molto E Vivace
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5. Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 36: I. Adagio Molto - Allegro Con Brio
6. Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 36: II. Larghetto
7. Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 36: III. Scherzo. Allegro
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8. Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 36: IV. Allegro Molto
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1. Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": I. Allegro Con Brio
2. Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": II. Marcia Funebre. Adagio Assai
3. Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": III. Scherzo. Allegro Vivace
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4. Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": IV. Allegro Molto
5. Symphony No. 4 In B-Flat Major, Op. 60: I. Adagio - Allegro Vivace
6. Symphony No. 4 In B-Flat Major, Op. 60: II. Adagio
7. Symphony No. 4 In B-Flat Major, Op. 60: III. Allegro Vivace
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8. Symphony No. 4 In B-Flat Major, Op. 60: IV. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
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1. Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro Con Brio
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2. Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67: II. Andante Con Moto
3. Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67: III. Scherzo. Allegro
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4. Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro
5. Symphony No. 6 In F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale": I. Erwachen Heiterer Empfindungen Bei Der Ankunft Auf Dem Lande
6. Symphony No. 6 In F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale": II. Scene Am Bach
7. Symphony No. 6 In F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale": III. Lustiges Zusammensein Der Landleute
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8. Symphony No. 6 In F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale": IV. Gewitter. Sturm
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9. Symphony No. 6 In F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale": V. Hirtengesang. Frohe Und Dankbare Gefühle Nach Dem Sturm
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1. Symphony No. 7 In A Major, Op. 92: I. Poco Sostenuto - Vivace
2. Symphony No. 7 In A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto
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3. Symphony No. 7 In A Major, Op. 92: III. Presto
4. Symphony No. 7 In A Major, Op. 92: IV. Allegro Con Brio
5. Symphony No. 8 In F Major, Op. 93: I. Allegro Vivace E Con Brio
6. Symphony No. 8 In F Major, Op. 93: II. Allegretto Scherzando
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7. Symphony No. 8 In F Major, Op. 93: III. Tempo Di Menuetto
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8. Symphony No. 8 In F Major, Op. 93: IV. Allegro Vivace
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1. Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso
2. Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": II. Molto Vivace
3. Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": III. Adagio Molto E Cantabile
4. Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": IV. Finale

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Maestro Marek Janowski and the WDR Symphony Orchestra present a new recording of Beethoven's complete symphonies, the ultimate symphonic oeuvre in all thinkable respects. Bold as they still sound to modern ears, one easily imagines how Beethoven's contemporaries were completely swept away by the scope, sheer force and adventurous nature of his symphonies. With this integral recording, Janowski and the orchestra finish a project that started with an acclaimed rendition of the 5th and 6th symphonies, released in 2019. The boxset design is inspired by the idea of organic form, an ideal that Beethoven's contemporaries frequently associated with his symphonies, and which presupposes a resemblance between the structure of his symphonies and the growth of plants and trees. This idea has been visually translated by using close-up photographs from Karl Blossfeldt's Art Forms in the Plant World (1928). These early twentieth-century images emphasize the timeless modernity of Beethoven's symphonies, celebrating an extraordinary oeuvre that prospers until this very day. Marek Janowski is one of the most celebrated conductors of our times, and enjoys a vast PENTATONE discography, including complete recordings of Bruckner's symphonies and Wagner's mature operas. This is his third PENTATONE collaboration with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, one of the most established radio orchestras of Germany.