Beethoven - Symphonies 1-3 (Blu-ray)
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Cat No: 108098
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 29th April 2016
WorksSymphony no.1 in C major, op.21
Symphony no.2 in D major, op.36
Symphony no.3 in E flat major, op.55 'Eroica'
ArtistsSymphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Beethoven‘s first three symphonies can be seen as experiments in the heroic style. What is intimated in the First Symphony (1800) in a new firmness of musical tone and the replacement of dancelike, elegantly flowing intonations by scherzo and march, takes on more concrete form in the Second Symphony (1803). This is a monumental symphony – a fact that escapes today’s listeners for the simple reason that it was followed by the Third, which is even more expansive in its design. This Third Symphony (1805), called “Eroica”, is approximately twice as long as any symphony by Haydn and one of most popular orchestral works by Beethoven.
Live from Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 2012
Individual release from the previously released complete edition
Special feature: Mariss Jansons rehearses Beethoven (Bonus film, 44 mins)
“A fascinating rehearsal sequence on the Eroica reveals Mariss Jansons to be meticulously inside every aspect of the scores, knowing exactly the sound he is seeking.” - International Record Review, 3/2014, Ian Julier
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, dts-HD Master Audio 5.0
Picture Format: 16:9
Subtitles Bonus: GB
Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)
Resolution: 1080i High Definition
Running Time: 116 mins + 44 mins (Bonus)
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