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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8 (Live)

Wiener Symphoniker, Philippe Jordan

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Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"  
1
I. Awakening of Cheerful Feelings Upon Arrival in the Country. Allegro ma non troppo (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Symphoniker; Philippe Jordan
11:06
2
II. Scene by the Brook. Andante molto mosso (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Symphoniker; Philippe Jordan
12:00
3
III. Merry Gathering of Country Folk. Allegro (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Symphoniker; Philippe Jordan
5:32
4
IV. Thunderstorm. Allegro (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Symphoniker; Philippe Jordan
3:16
5
V. Shepherd's Song. Happy and Thankful Feelings After the Storm. Allegretto (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Symphoniker; Philippe Jordan
9:39
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93  
6
I. Allegro vivace e con brio (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Symphoniker; Philippe Jordan
8:11
7
II. Allegretto scherzando (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Symphoniker; Philippe Jordan
3:54
8
III. Tempo di menuetto (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Symphoniker; Philippe Jordan
4:42
9
IV. Allegro vivace (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Symphoniker; Philippe Jordan
7:02
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:22
This release is the continuation of the Wiener Symphoniker’s Road to Beethoven project, an undertaking in preparation of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Viennese by choice and patriarch of classical music in 2020. Following the huge success of the respective releases of the cycle so far, the expectations are high indeed. The third part featuring Symphonies No. 2 and 7 received numerous accolades and ranked high in the annual best lists of international critics. The German classical music magazine Concerti, for instance, praised: “There, Philippe Jordan with the Wiener Symphoniker succeeded in creating something amazing: The symbiosis of the fine Viennese sound and the directness and transparency of historical performance practice, dynamically flexible and driven by emphasis.”

The Wiener Symphoniker wrote music history with the premieres of works by Bruckner, Ravel and Schönberg. Under the direction of such illustrious conductors as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Carlo Maria Giulini or Georges Prêtre, it gained worldwide fame for its Viennese sound style. In light of this more than hundred-year magnificent history, it is all the more astonishing that the Orchestra has never so far recorded Beethoven’s nine symphonies, which are often described as the peak of the symphonic repertoire. This gap in the Orchestra’s discography has been in the process of being closed since autumn 2017: The Orchestra is releasing all nine symphonies of the great Viennese by choice at half-yearly intervals on a total of five albums. The whole cycle will then be available on the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020. T

hey were recorded live under the direction of Music Director Philippe Jordan in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein during an acclaimed cycle in spring/summer 2017.
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