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Complete Symphonies

Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Complete Symphonies

Format: SACD hybrid
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917255027
Catnr: CC 72550
Release date: 29 July 2016
SACD hybrid (6 items)
 
Label
Challenge Classics
UPC
0608917255027
Catalogue number
CC 72550
Release date
29 July 2016

"A Beethoven-interpretation, so modern but also timeless, it is somewhere between a hysterical tightrope and deep felt intensity and emotion -  which seeks its equal!"

Crescendo, 01-9-2013
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About the album

Over the past few years, Jan Willem de Vriend and The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra have made CD recordings of all the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven. This box contains them all.

At an international level, Jan Willem de Vriend is more and more regarded as an outstanding conductor with a new, fresh point of view. As is his vision of Beethoven. Important classical magazines like Gramophone are enthusiastic about the series: "These are strong, thrustful performances which make sense in terms of the music in hand and the orchestra;s own character and competence.

Jan Willem de Vriend has an intense passion for music. He will never stop investigating. Curiosity and eagerness are simply part of him and the way he works. And this means that, in his hands, music from the past comes to life, time and time again. (from the linernotes of Valentine Laout)
Alle 9 symfonieën van Beethoven in één verzameling
Deze verzameling bevat alle 9 symfonieën van Ludwig van Beethoven, uitgevoerd door dirigent Jan Willem de Vriend samen met zijn Nederlands Symfonieorkest (Orkest van het Oosten).

De Vriend wordt internationaal geprezen en gezien als een uitzonderlijk dirigent. Hij heeft zijn eigen open visie op de symfonieën van Beethoven en dirigeert deze op krachtige wijze. Het gezaghebbende muziektijdschrift Gramophone typeerde de uitvoering als "These are strong, thrustful performances which make sense in terms of the music in hand and the orchestra's own character and competence."

Beethoven componeerde 9 symfonieën tussen 1799 en 1824. De 9e sluit af met de 'Ode an die Freude' beter bekend als 'Alle Menschen werden Brüder'. Op dit album uitgevoerd door de fantastische zangsolisten Annemarie Kremer, Wilke te Brummelsroete, Marcel Reijans, Geert Smit en het koor Consensus Vocalis!
Alle Neune im Spiegel der Beethoven-Zeit

Im Laufe der letzten Jahre haben Jan Willem de Vriend und das Netherlands Symphony Orchestra alle Symphonien von Ludwig van Beethoven aufgenommen, die nun in einer ansprechenden und preiswerten Box erhältlich sind. Sie erhielten internationale Anerkennung von renommierten Musikkritikern und zahlreiche Preise, darunter den Supersonic Award der luxemburgischen Zeitschrift
PIZZICATO für Beethovens Neunte.



Artist(s)

Jan Willem de Vriend (conductor)

Jan Willem de Vriend, designated “a godsend from the Netherlands” by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, is driven by the pioneering spirit of historically informed perfomance practice. As music director of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, which he founded in 1982, he specialised in repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries, reviving a wealth of rarely heard works through historically informed performances on modern instruments, praised by Gramophone magazine for their “technical finesse and a lively feeling for characterization”. An award-winner for his creative contribution to classical music, Jan Willem de Vriend has more than 50,000 followers on Spotify and is in demand as a conductor around the world, appearing regularly with such orchestras as the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest...
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Jan Willem de Vriend, designated “a godsend from the Netherlands” by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, is driven by the pioneering spirit of historically informed perfomance practice. As music director of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, which he founded in 1982, he specialised in repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries, reviving a wealth of rarely heard works through historically informed performances on modern instruments, praised by Gramophone magazine for their “technical finesse and a lively feeling for characterization”.
An award-winner for his creative contribution to classical music, Jan Willem de Vriend has more than 50,000 followers on Spotify and is in demand as a conductor around the world, appearing regularly with such orchestras as the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Belgian National Orchestra, Tonhalle Zurich, Orchestre National de Lyon, Bergen Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Netherlands Radio and Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt Radio Symphony), Melbourne Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He is Principal Conductor Designate of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Stuttgart Philharmonic and Orchestre National de Lille, and former Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya and the Brabant Orchestra.
For the Challenge Classics label, de Vriend and the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra have recorded the complete Mendelssohn symphonies and all Beethoven’s symphonies and concertos with, among others, pianist Hannes Minnaar and violinist Liza Ferschtman. De Vriend’s interpretation of the Symphony No 7 prompted Classic FM to admire “a bounding flair that does real justice to the composer’s capacity for joy”. A further landmark of his recorded catalogue is his complete recording of the Schubert symphonies with the Residentie Orkest Den Haag.
De Vriend’s collaborative spirit is equally evident in his work for the stage, notably with opera director Eva Buchmann and Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. In addition to works by Monteverdi, Haydn, Handel and Telemann, their productions in Europe and the USA have included staged versions of Bach’s ‘Hunting’ and ‘Coffee’ Cantatas at the Bachfest Leipzig, and operas by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Cherubini, among them Mozart’s Don Giovanni und Rossini’s La gazzetta, both toured in Switzerland. De Vriend has also conducted operatic productions in Amsterdam (with the Nederlandse Reisopera), Barcelona, Strasbourg, Lucerne, Schwetzingen and Bergen.

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The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra is based in Enschede, in the province of Overijssel. Performing at an international level, as evidenced by its highly acclaimed CDs and invitations for international tours, the orchestra is firmly rooted in society. Jan Willem de Vriend has been its artistic director and chief conductor since 2006. He will be succeeded by Ed Spanjaard in 2017. Under De Vriend’s leadership, the orchestra has expanded its repertoire to cover music from four centuries. Its use of period instruments in the Classical repertoire gives the orchestra a distinctive and highly individual character. The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra performs amongst others in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Enschede, Zwolle and Deventer. In addition, it has made successful tours of the United States, Spain and...
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The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra is based in Enschede, in the province of Overijssel. Performing at an international level, as evidenced by its highly acclaimed CDs and invitations for international tours, the orchestra is firmly rooted in society.
Jan Willem de Vriend has been its artistic director and chief conductor since 2006. He will be succeeded by Ed Spanjaard in 2017. Under De Vriend’s leadership, the orchestra has expanded its repertoire to cover music from four centuries. Its use of period instruments in the Classical repertoire gives the orchestra a distinctive and highly individual character.
The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra performs amongst others in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Enschede, Zwolle and Deventer. In addition, it has made successful tours of the United States, Spain and England and it often works with the Dutch National Touring Opera Company. In its home town Enschede, the orchestra builds on a symphonic tradition of more than 80 years, and it is known as one of the most modern and entrepreneurial orchestras in the Netherlands.
The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra created a number of ensembles, such as a chamber orchestra, the Baroque Academy of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (BANSO) and various chamber music ensembles. The orchestra’s commitment to expanding its social relevance is also reflected in the large number of projects in which education is a key element.
The orchestra has worked with distinguished conductors, such as its former chief conductor Jaap van Zweden, Vasily Petrenko, Edo de Waart, Claus Peter Flor and Tan Dun. It also has accompanied many celebrated soloists, including Gidon Kremer, Ronald Brautigam, Natalia Gutman, Charlotte Margiono, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Thomas Zehetmair.

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Consensus Vocalis

Consensus Vocalis was founded as a choir in the mid-1980s, with the aim of performing the large-scale works of Johann Sebastian Bach. These performances were given in conjunction with the likes of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Concerto d’ Amsterdam, Musica Amphion, Holland Baroque Society and The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. The choir has also collaborated with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in a number of performances and recordings, with conductors including Jaap van Zweden, Jan Willem de Vriend, David Porcelijn and Klaas Stok. Klaas Stok is the choir’s artistic director until the summer of 2018, while the commercial manager is Francis Faas.
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Consensus Vocalis was founded as a choir in the mid-1980s, with the aim of performing the large-scale works of Johann Sebastian Bach. These performances were given in conjunction with the likes of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Concerto d’ Amsterdam, Musica Amphion, Holland Baroque Society and The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.
The choir has also collaborated with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in a number of performances and recordings, with conductors including Jaap van Zweden, Jan Willem de Vriend, David Porcelijn and Klaas Stok.
Klaas Stok is the choir’s artistic director until the summer of 2018, while the commercial manager is Francis Faas.

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Composer(s)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob...
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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Press

A Beethoven-interpretation, so modern but also timeless, it is somewhere between a hysterical tightrope and deep felt intensity and emotion -  which seeks its equal!
Crescendo, 01-9-2013

"The Eighth is never livelier interpreted then in this box" Jan van Laar - Elsevier - February 2012
, 20-2-2012

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Disc #1
01.
Symphony no. 4 op. 60 in B flat major: Adagio - Allegro vivace
11:45
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
02.
Symphony no. 4 op. 60 in B flat major: Adagio
08:19
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
03.
Symphony no. 4 op. 60 in B flat major: Allegro molto e vivace
05:41
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
04.
Symphony no. 4 op. 60 in B flat major: Allegro ma non troppo
07:10
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
05.
Symphony no. 6 op. 68: Allegro ma non troppo - Angenehme, heitere Empfindungen, welche bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande im Menschen erwachsen
11:30
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
06.
Symphony no. 6 op. 68: Andante molto moto - Szene am Bach
11:49
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
07.
Symphony no. 6 op. 68: Allegro - Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute
05:10
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
08.
Symphony no. 6 op. 68: Allegro - Donner. Sturm
03:51
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
09.
Symphony no. 6 op. 68: Allegretto - Hirtengesang. Wohltätige, mit Dank an die Gottheit verbundene Gefühle nach dem Sturm
09:12
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Disc #2
01.
Symphony no. 1 op. 21 in C major: Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
08:58
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
02.
Symphony no. 1 op. 21 in C major: Andante cantabile con moto
07:06
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
03.
Symphony no. 1 op. 21 in C major: Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
04:02
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
04.
Symphony no. 1 op. 21 in C major: Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace
06:08
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
05.
Symphony no. 5 op. 67 in c minor: Allegro con brio
06:37
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
06.
Symphony no. 5 op. 67 in c minor: Andante con moto
08:29
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
07.
Symphony no. 5 op. 67 in c minor: Allegro
04:47
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
08.
Symphony no. 5 op. 67 in c minor: Allegro
10:02
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Disc #3
01.
Symphony no. 7 op. 92 in A major: Poco sostenuto - Vivace
13:42
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
02.
Symphony no. 7 op. 92 in A major: Allegretto
08:44
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
03.
Symphony no. 7 op. 92 in A major: Presto
09:14
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
04.
Symphony no. 7 op. 92 in A major: Allegro con brio
08:56
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
05.
Symphony no. 8 op. 93 in F major: Allegro vivace e con brio
08:53
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
06.
Symphony no. 8 op. 93 in F major: Allegretto scherzando
04:07
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
07.
Symphony no. 8 op. 93 in F major: Tempo di Menuetto
04:40
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
08.
Symphony no. 8 op. 93 in F major: Allegro vivace
07:41
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Disc #4
01.
Symphony no. 2 op. 36 in D major: Adagio - Allegro con brio
12:17
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
02.
Symphony no. 2 op. 36 in D major: Larghetto
10:21
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
03.
Symphony no. 2 op. 36 in D major: Scherzo: Allegro
04:52
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
04.
Symphony no. 2 op. 36 in D major: Allegro molto
06:49
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Disc #5
01.
Symphony no. 3 op. 55 in E-flat major ?Eroica?: Allegro con brio
16:48
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
02.
Symphony no. 3 op. 55 in E-flat major ?Eroica?: Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
12:49
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
03.
Symphony no. 3 op. 55 in E-flat major ?Eroica?: Scherzo: Allegro vivace
05:38
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
04.
Symphony no. 3 op. 55 in E-flat major ?Eroica?: Finale: Allegro molto
11:25
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Disc #6
01.
Symphony no. 9 op. 125 in d minor: Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
14:45
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
02.
Symphony no. 9 op. 125 in d minor: Molto vivace
13:08
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
03.
Symphony no. 9 op. 125 in d minor: Adagio molto e cantabile
12:32
(Ludwig van Beethoven) The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
04.
Symphony no. 9 op. 125 in d minor: Finale: Presto
22:47
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Consensus Vocalis, Annemarie Kremer, Wilke te Brummelstroete, Marcel Reijans, Geert Smits, The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
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