The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Jan Willem de Vriend

Complete Symphonies & Concertos (box set)

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Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917285628
Catnr: CC 72856
Release date: 09 October 2020
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Challenge Classics
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0608917285628
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CC 72856
Release date
09 October 2020
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About the album

What you have in your hands is a box with which Challenge Classics intends to make its contribution to the celebrations for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. It is a unique and completely original collection in the panorama of today’s discography, as it contains the complete corpus of the symphonies as well as all the works for (instrumental) soloist and orchestra, i.e. all the concertos. All the works recorded here are directed by a single conductor, Jan Willem de Vriend, at the head of a single orchestra, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. It becomes clear that this aspect provides a unity, an organic force and therefore an authority that other collections featuring different directors cannot boast. Finally, all the recordings presented here were curated by Bert van der Wolf of Northstar Recording, one of the classical scene’s most innovative and capable sound engineers.


Als bijdrage aan de viering van de 250ste geboortedag van Ludwig van Beethoven brengt Challenge Classics een boxset uit met alle concerten van Beethoven. Het is een unieke en compleet oorspronkelijke verzameling in het geheel van de huidige discografieën. De set bevat de volledige symfonieën en werken voor piano, viool en het Tripelconcert, dus alle concerten van Beethoven, en is daarmee een begerenswaardig verzamelwerk.

Uniek is ook dat alle werken uitgevoerd worden door één dirigent, de onvolprezen Jan Willem de Vriend en één orkest, het prachtige Orkest van het Oosten (tegenwoordig Phion, Orkest van Gelderland & Overijssel). Het is dan ook niet verwonderlijk dat dirigent en musici samen een eenheid vormen, die zijn weerga niet kent. Dit verzamelwerk straalt een ongekende organische kracht en daarmee gezag uit. Daar komt bij dat alle opnames zijn samengesteld door Bert van der Wolf van Northstar Recording, een van de meest innovatieve en capabele geluidstechnici uit de wereld van de klassieke muziek.

Jan Willem 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 en stimulerende wijze.

Sie halten nun ein Boxset in Ihren Händen, mit dem Challenge Classic zu den Feierlichkeiten anlässlich Ludwig van Beethovens 250. Geburtstag beitragen möchte. Es ist eine einzigartige und originale Sammlung im Panorama heutiger Discographien, beinhaltet es doch die gesamten Symphonien sowie die Werke für Instrumentalsolisten und Orchester, also alle Konzerte. Alle aufgenommenen Werke wurden von nur einem Dirigenten, Jan Willem de Vriend, geleitet, auf dem Podium eines einzigen Orchesters, dem Niederländischen Symphonieorchester. Das bietet eine Einheit, eine organische Kraft und somit eine Autorität, die allen anderen Sammlungen von Aufnahmen unter verschiedenen Dirigenten abgeht. Letztlich wurden alle hier präsentierten Aufnahmen kuratiert von Bert van der Wolf von Northstar Recording, einem der innovativsten und kompetentesten Toningenieure des Klassikmillieus.

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The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra is based in Enschede (Overijssel). With Jan Willem de Vriend being its artistic director and chief conductor from 2006 till 2016 The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra recorded the complete Beethoven symphonies and concertos as well as Mendelssohn’s five symphonies. Under De Vriends leadership the orchestra has expanded its repertoire to cover music from four centuries. Its use of period instruments in the classical repertoire gave the orchestra a distinctive and highly individual character.
The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra has made successful tours of the United States, Spain, China and England, and it has performed in such famous venues as Carnegie Hall in New York and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Its CDs of the Beethoven symphonies (for Challenge Classics) and music by Dutch composers such as Julius Röntgen and Jan van Gilse (for the CPO label) were very well received by the international music press. The orchestra’s commitment to expanding its social relevance is reflected in the large number of projects in which education is a key element and in international partnerships with European innovative orchestras.
The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra has worked with distinguished conductors, such as its former chief conductor Jaap van Zweden, Vasily Petrenko, Edo de Waart, Hans Vonk, Gerd Albrecht, Marc Soustrot, Claus Peter Flor and Tan Dun. Ed Spanjaard was the orchestra’s principal conductor from 2017 till 2019. The orchestra merged with Het Gelders Orkest from Arnhem (Gelderland) as per September 2019. The orchestras continue their activities as ‘Phion – Orchestra of Gelderland & Overijssel.’ www.phion.nl

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Disc #1
01.
Symphony No. 4 op. 60 in B flat Major: Adagio - Allegro vivace
11:45
02.
Symphony No. 4 op. 60 in B flat Major: Adagio
08:19
03.
Symphony No. 4 op. 60 in B flat Major: Allegro molto e vivace
05:41
04.
Symphony No. 4 op. 60 in B flat Major: Allegro ma non troppo
07:10
05.
Symphony No. 6 Op. 68 (sinfonia pastorale) in F Major (1808): Allegro ma non troppo - Angenehme, heitere Empfindungen, welche bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande im Menschen erwachsen
11:30
06.
Symphony No. 6 Op. 68 (sinfonia pastorale) in F Major (1808): Andante molto moto - Szene am Bach
11:49
07.
Symphony No. 6 Op. 68 (sinfonia pastorale) in F Major (1808): Allegro - Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute
05:10
08.
Symphony No. 6 Op. 68 (sinfonia pastorale) in F Major (1808): Allegro - Donner. Sturm
03:51
09.
Symphony No. 6 Op. 68 (sinfonia pastorale) in F Major (1808): Allegretto - Hirtengesang. Wohltätige, mit Dank an die Gottheit verbundene Gefühle nach dem Sturm
09:12

Disc #2
01.
Symphony No. 1 Op. 21 in C Major (1799/1800) : Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
10:01
02.
Symphony No. 1 Op. 21 in C Major (1799/1800) : Andante cantabile con moto
04:01
03.
Symphony No. 1 Op. 21 in C Major (1799/1800) : Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
06:16
04.
Symphony No. 1 Op. 21 in C Major (1799/1800) : Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace
08:29
05.
Symphony No. 5 Op. 67 in c minor (1808): Allegro con brio
08:58
06.
Symphony No. 5 Op. 67 in c minor (1808): Andante con moto
04:46
07.
Symphony No. 5 Op. 67 in c minor (1808): Allegro
06:36
08.
Symphony No. 5 Op. 67 in c minor (1808): Allegro
07:05

Disc #3
01.
Symphony No. 7 Op. 92 in A Major (1811/12): Poco sostenuto – Vivace
13:42
02.
Symphony No. 7 Op. 92 in A Major (1811/12): Allegretto
08:43
03.
Symphony No. 7 Op. 92 in A Major (1811/12): Presto
09:14
04.
Symphony No. 7 Op. 92 in A Major (1811/12): Allegro con brio
08:56
05.
Symphony No. 8 Op. 93 in F Major (1812): Allegro vivace e con brio
08:53
06.
Symphony No. 8 Op. 93 in F Major (1812): Allegretto scherzando
04:07
07.
Symphony No. 8 Op. 93 in F Major (1812): Tempo di Menuetto
04:41
08.
Symphony No. 8 Op. 93 in F Major (1812): Allegro vivace
07:41

Disc #4
01.
Symphony No. 2 Op. 36 in D Major (1801): Adagio – Allegro con brio
12:17
02.
Symphony No. 2 Op. 36 in D Major (1801): Larghetto
10:19
03.
Symphony No. 2 Op. 36 in D Major (1801): Scherzo: Allegro
04:51
04.
Symphony No. 2 Op. 36 in D Major (1801): Allegro molto
06:48
05.
Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 in E-flat Major “Eroica” (1803/4): Allegro con brio
16:46
06.
Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 in E-flat Major “Eroica” (1803/4): Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
12:49
07.
Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 in E-flat Major “Eroica” (1803/4): Scherzo: Allegro vivace
05:37
08.
Symphony No. 3 Op. 55 in E-flat Major “Eroica” (1803/4): Finale: Allegro molto
11:24

Disc #5
01.
Symphony No. 9 Op. 125 in d minor (1824): Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
14:45
02.
Symphony No. 9 Op. 125 in d minor (1824): Molto vivace
13:08
03.
Symphony No. 9 Op. 125 in d minor (1824): Adagio molto e cantabile
12:32
04.
Symphony No. 9 Op. 125 in d minor (1824): Finale: Presto
22:47

Disc #6
01.
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Major Op. 19: Allegro con brio
14:23
02.
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Major Op. 19: Adagio
07:29
03.
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Major Op. 19: Rondo: Allegro molto
06:11
04.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15: Allegro con brio
17:49
05.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15: Largo
10:13
06.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15: Rondo: Allegro
08:50

Disc #7
01.
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37: Allegro con brio
17:10
02.
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37: Largo
07:47
03.
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37: Rondo: Allegro
09:41
04.
Concerto for violin, cello and piano in C major op. 56 (1803) “Triple Concerto”: Allegro
16:55
05.
Concerto for violin, cello and piano in C major op. 56 (1803) “Triple Concerto”: Largo (attacca)
04:48
06.
Concerto for violin, cello and piano in C major op. 56 (1803) “Triple Concerto”: Rondo alla polacca
13:05

Disc #8
01.
Piano Concerto No. 4 Op. 58 in G Major (1807): Allegro moderato
17:23
02.
Piano Concerto No. 4 Op. 58 in G Major (1807): Andante con moto
04:52
03.
Piano Concerto No. 4 Op. 58 in G Major (1807): Rondo. Vivace
10:16
04.
Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73 in E flat Major (‘Emperor’) (1809): Allegro
20:04
05.
Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73 in E flat Major (‘Emperor’) (1809): Adagio un poco mosso
07:12
06.
Piano Concerto No. 5 Op. 73 in E flat Major (‘Emperor’) (1809): Rondo. Allegro
10:28

Disc #9
01.
Violin Concerto Op. 61 in D Major (1806): Allegro ma non troppo
25:04
02.
Violin Concerto Op. 61 in D Major (1806): Larghetto
08:52
03.
Violin Concerto Op. 61 in D Major (1806): Rondo (Allegro)
09:52
04.
Violin Romance No. 1 Op. 40 in G Major (ca. 1802)
06:26
05.
Violin Romance No. 2 Op. 50 in F Major (1805)
08:04
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