Beethoven: 7 Legendary Albums (7 CD)

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RELEASE DATE: 20/03/2020
7 CD
7 essential recordings – milestones of Deutsche Grammophon’s Beethoven discography Featuring symphonies, violin and piano concerti, piano sonatas and string quartets.

Legendary artists – Landmark interpretations

Presented with original album artwork and historic images

CD1 Symphonies 3 "Eroica" & 4 (1963)
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker

“… this 1963 set remains the most highly rated, and with reason. Lustrous Berlin Phil playing, plus Karajan's visionary grandeur.” CLASSIC FM

CD 2 Symphonies 5 & 7
Carlos Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker

“Kleiber's superlatively played readings are unbeatable. If you own just one Beethoven disc, this should be it.” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, LONDON

CD3 Symphony 9 & Egmont Overture
Ferenc Fricsay, Berliner Philharmoniker

“… these performance [Beethoven 9] represents the highest level of musicmaking … it really does stand the test of time.” WHOLENOTE MAGAZINE (TORONTO)

CD4 Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
Maurizio Pollini, Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker

“Pollini and Abbado at their best ... The "Emperor" is conveyed by one of the best performances in my memory ...” FANFAIR

CD5 Violin Concerto
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker

“Mutter really does possess a wonderful tone, and even at this early stage she proved entirely worthy of the music. And the Philharmonic is glorious, a reminder of how great this orchestra could sound … If you don't own this album, you ought to.” CLASSICAL.NET

CD6 Sonatas Nos. 8 "Pathétique", 14 "Moonlight", 21 "Waldstein", 23 "Appassionata"
Wilhelm Kempff

“…a refreshing, life-enhancing take on Beethoven that reveals pristine musical surfaces often buried under layers of interpretative accretion.” INTERNATIONAL PIANO

CD7 String Quartets No. 9 "Rasumovsky 3", No. 10 "Harp", No. 11 "Serioso"
Emerson String Quartet

“…dazzlingly polished accounts. The clarity of the fugal-style finale from the last "Razumovsky"-Quartet has to be heard to be believed.” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

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