Annotation

Boxed set containing 5 CDs, each inside a paper sleeve.

Each of these disks were originally issued separately 1986-1989.

Recorded Kingsway Hall, London, Nov. 1983 (1st symphony); Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Aug. 1984 (2nd symphony), Aug. 1985 (3rd symphony), Aug. 1986 (4th-5th symphonies), Sep. 1987 (6th symphony, overtures), Sep. 1988 (9th symphony), May 1989 (7th-8th symphonies).

The 9th symphony sung in German: text by Friedrich Schiller.

Annotation last modified on 2015-08-25 10:54 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1: 452 552-2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21: I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:44
2 Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21: II. Andante cantabile con molto
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:17
3 Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21: III. Menuetto. Allegro molto e vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:12
4 Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21: IV. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 5:45
5 Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 17:50
6 Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai
Ludwig van Beethoven 15:00
7 Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:07
8 Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": IV. Finale. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven 11:10
CD 2: 452 553-2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 12:49
2 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: II. Larghetto
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:56
3 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: III. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:24
4 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: IV. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:41
5 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": I. Allegro ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven 10:30
6 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": II. Andante molto mosso
Ludwig van Beethoven 12:19
7 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": III. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:52
8 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 3:46
9 Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": V. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:51
CD 3: 452 554-2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60: I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 12:17
2 Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60: II. Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:58
3 Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60: III. Menuetto: Allegro Vivace - Trio: Un poco meno allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:35
4 Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60: IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:41
5 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:49
6 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: II. Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven 10:30
7 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: III. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:18
8 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 11:41
CD 4: 452 555-2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Overture 'Coriolan', Op.62
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:52
2 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto. Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 14:21
3 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:35
4 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: III. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:03
5 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:15
6 Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: I. Allegro vivace e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:01
7 Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: II. Allegretto scherzando
Ludwig van Beethoven 3:48
8 Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: III. Tempo di menuetto
Ludwig van Beethoven 5:34
9 Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: IV. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:43
CD 5: 452 556-2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Overture 'Egmont', Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven 7:46
2 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125: I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Ludwig van Beethoven 13:57
3 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125: II. Molto vivace - Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven 13:37
4 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125: III. Andante moderato - Adagio molto e cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven 10:44
5 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125: IV. Allegro ma non tanto - Presto - Allegro assai - Alla marcia - Andante maestoso - Allegro energico
Ludwig van Beethoven 25:00

Credits

CD 1: 452 552-2

composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1799 – 1800) (tracks 1–4)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1803 – 1804) (tracks 5–8)
conductor:
Christopher Hogwood (1983-11) (tracks 1–4)
Christopher Hogwood (1985-08) (tracks 5–8)
engineer:
John Dunkerley (engineer) (tracks 1–4)
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (tracks 5–8)
orchestra:
Academy of Ancient Music (1983-11) (tracks 1–4)
Academy of Ancient Music (1985-08) (tracks 5–8)
producer:
Peter Wadland (tracks 1–8)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1983-11) (tracks 1–4)
Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1985-08) (tracks 5–8)
arrangements:
part of:
Symphony no. 1 in C major, op. 21 (movement) (tracks 1–4)
recording of:

CD 2: 452 553-2

composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1801 – 1802) (tracks 1–4)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1808) (tracks 5–9)
conductor:
Christopher Hogwood (1984-08) (tracks 1–4)
Christopher Hogwood (1987-09) (tracks 5–9)
engineer:
John Dunkerley (engineer) (tracks 1–9)
orchestra:
Academy of Ancient Music (1984-08) (tracks 1–4)
Academy of Ancient Music (1987-09) (tracks 5–9)
producer:
Peter Wadland (tracks 1–9)
recorded at:
Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1984-08) (tracks 1–4)
Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1987-09) (tracks 5–9)
arrangements:
is the basis for:
later versions:
part of:
Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 36 (movement) (tracks 1–4)
recording of:

CD 3: 452 554-2

composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1804 – 1808) (tracks 5–8)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1806) (tracks 1–4)
conductor:
Christopher Hogwood (1986-08) (tracks 1–8)
engineer:
Simon Eadon (tracks 1–8)
orchestra:
Academy of Ancient Music (1986-08) (tracks 1–8)
producer:
Peter Wadland (tracks 1–8)
recorded at:
Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1986-08) (tracks 1–8)
arrangements:
Finale from Symphony no. 5 (arr. Woodhouse) (track 8)
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, S. 464 no. 5: IV. Allegro (for piano solo, Liszt) (track 8)
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67: I. Allegro con brio (catch all for arrangements) (track 5)
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67: I. Allegro con brio (for brass, Frackenpohl) (track 5)
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67: II. Andante con moto (for brass, Frackenpohl) (track 6)
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67: III. Allegro (for brass, Frackenpohl) (track 7)
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67: IV. Allegro (for brass, Frackenpohl) (track 8)
The 5th (track 5)
is the basis for:
クライシス第4楽章 (Parodius) (track 8)
later versions:
part of:
Symphony no. 4 in B-flat major, op. 60 (movement) (tracks 1–4)
recording of:

CD 4: 452 555-2

composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1807) (track 1)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1811 – 1812) (tracks 2–5)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1812) (tracks 6–9)
conductor:
Christopher Hogwood (1987-09) (track 1)
Christopher Hogwood (1989-05) (tracks 2–9)
dedicated to:
engineer:
John Dunkerley (engineer) (tracks 1–9)
orchestra:
Academy of Ancient Music (1987-09) (track 1)
Academy of Ancient Music (1989-05) (tracks 2–9)
producer:
Peter Wadland (tracks 1–9)
premiered at:
Palais Lobkowitz in Wien, Austria (1807-03) (track 1)
recorded at:
Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1989-05) (tracks 2–9)
part of:
arrangements:
Symphony no. 7 in A major, S. 463d: II. Allegretto (for piano solo, Liszt) (track 3)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto (for piano solo, Beethoven (fragment)) (track 2)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: II. Allegretto (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: III. Presto (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
is the basis for:
Acid Serum (Electronic derivative of Beethoven's 7th) (track 3)
Dieron las doce (track 3)
later versions:
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: II. Allegretto (for piano four hands) (track 3)
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: III. Presto (for piano four hands) (track 4)
part of:
Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92 (movement) (tracks 2–5)
Symphony no. 8 in F major, op. 93 (movement) (tracks 6–9)
recording of:
Ouvertüre Coriolan, op. 62 (1987-09) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:

CD 5: 452 556-2

premiered in:
Wien, Austria (1810-06-15) (track 1)
bass vocals:
Gregory Reinhart (1988-09) (track 5)
choir vocals:
London Symphony Chorus (1988-09) (track 5)
composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1809-10 – 1810-06) (track 1)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1822 – 1824) (tracks 2–5)
conductor:
Christopher Hogwood (1987-09) (track 1)
Christopher Hogwood (1988-09) (tracks 2–5)
engineer:
John Dunkerley (engineer) (tracks 1–5)
librettist:
Friedrich Schiller (German poet and playwright) (track 5)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Catherine Robbin (Canadian mezzo-soprano) (1988-09) (track 5)
orchestra:
Academy of Ancient Music (1987-09) (track 1)
Academy of Ancient Music (1988-09) (tracks 2–5)
producer:
Peter Wadland (tracks 1–5)
soprano vocals:
Arleen Augér (1988-09) (track 5)
tenor vocals:
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (1988-09) (track 5)
recorded at:
Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1988-09) (tracks 2–5)
arrangements:
Egmont, op. 84: Overture (for brass, Frackenpohl) (track 1)
Ouvertüre zu "Egmont" (arr. Posch for band) (track 1)
is based on:
An die Freude (track 5)
is the basis for:
A Last Illusion (track 5)
Beethoven (track 3)
Euroopa hümn (track 5)
Ode an die Freude (track 5)
On the Fritz (Electronic derivative of Beethoven's 9th) (track 5)
Overture (track 5)
Regeneration (track 1)
What Is Eternal (track 5)
ゴルイ (track 1)
later versions:
March from A Clockwork Orange (Beethoven: Ninth Symphony: Fourth Movement, abridged) (track 5)
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 "Choral": II. Molto vivace - Presto (arranged by Mahler for large orchestra) (track 3)
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 "Choral": IV. Finale. Presto - Allegro assai (arranged by Mahler for large orchestra) (track 5)
地球交響曲-合唱- (Hanjuku Hero 4: The 7 Hanjuku Heroes) (track 5)
part of:
Egmont, op. 84 (track 1)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 4)