Beethoven Symphonies Nos 6 & 2 (2006)

Beethoven

London Symphony Orchestra

Bernard Haitink

Beethoven loved nature and the open air. He spent most of his summers away from Vienna in the country retreats of Heiligenstadt, M.dling and Baden, where he would walk the woods and fields notebook in hand, and even back in the city short strolls were a regular part of his work routine. ’No one can love the countryside as much as I do’, he once said, ’for surely woods, trees and rocks produce the echo which man desires to hear.’
But nature was not just a balm for the senses; for Beethoven it was evidence of the Creator’s hand. Raised on the tolerant attitudes of the Enlightenment, he had little interest in conventional formal religion, and it was in the outdoors, amidst the wonders of the natural world, that he found himself closest to God. He was hardly alone in that – such feelings were part of the spirit of the early Romantic age – but it was perhaps his unique placing at the threshold of the Classical and Romantic eras in music that allowed such a work as the ’Pastoral’ Symphony to achieve greatness.

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London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO was formed in 1904 as London’s first self-governing orchestra and has been resident orchestra at the Barbican since 1982. Valery Gergiev became Principal Conductor in 2007 following in the footsteps of Hans Richter, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Thomas Beecham, André Previn, Claudio Abbado and Michael Tilson Thomas, among others. Sir Colin Davis had previously held the position since 1995 and from 2007 became the LSO’s first President since Leonard Bernstein. The Orchestra gives numerous concerts around the world each year, plus more performances in London than any other orchestra. It is the world’s most recorded symphony orchestra and has appeared on some of the greatest classical recordings and film soundtracks. The LSO also runs LSO Discovery, its ground-breaking education programme that is dedicated to introducing the finest music to young and old alike and lets everyone learn more from the Orchestra’s players. For more information visit lso.co.uk

Bernard Haitink

With an international conducting career that has spanned more than five decades, Amsterdam-born Bernard Haitink is one of today’s most celebrated conductors. Principal Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2010, Bernard Haitink has also held posts as music director of the Royal Concertgebouw, Dresden Staatskapelle, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He is Conductor Laureate of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Conductor Emeritus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras.

Bernard Haitink has recorded widely with the Concertgebouw, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as recording highly acclaimed cycles of Brahms and Beethoven symphonies with the LSO for LSO Live. He was awarded a Grammy for Best Opera Recording in 2004 for Janá?ek’s Jenufa with the Royal Opera, and for Best Orchestral Performance of 2008 for Shostakovich’s Symphony No 4 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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Beethoven Symphonies Nos 6 & 2 (2006)

Beethoven

London Symphony Orchestra

Producer: James Mallinson
Recording Engineer: Jonathan Stokes
Recording location: Barbican, London England
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Symphony No 6- i. Erwachen heiterer Gef?hle bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Allegro ma non troppo)
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Symphony No 6- ii. Szene am Bach (Andante molto mosso)
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Symphony No 6- iii. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
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Symphony No 6- iv. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
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Symphony No 6- v. Hirtengesang. Frohe, dankbare Gef?hle nach dem Sturm (Allegretto)
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Symphony No 2- i. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
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Symphony No 2- ii. Larghetto
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Symphony No 2- iii. Scherzo & Trio- Allegro
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Symphony No 2- iv. Allegro molto
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