Beethoven - Symphonies 4-6 (DVD) | Arthaus 102176

Beethoven - Symphonies 4-6 (DVD)


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Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 102176

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 29th April 2016



Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks


Mariss Jansons


Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony no.4 in B flat major, op.60
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
Symphony no.6 in F major, op.68 'Pastoral'


Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks


Mariss Jansons


Following the excesses of the Eroica, Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony (1806) represents a return to the more modest dimensions of traditional symphonies. If one were to seek a common denominator for Symphonies 4 to 6, then it would perhaps be the fact that the symphonic “ego” is no longer portrayed in terms of the lonely hero but instead is confronted with a range of different realities and “environments” – the classical tradition in the Fourth, a malevolent force in the Fifth, and nature in the Sixth.

The Fifth Symphony (1808) is a masterpiece not just of motivic construction and narrative psychology but also in terms of instrumentation.

With his Pastoral Symphony (1808) Beethoven fully exploited the possibilities of musical narrative using sounds alone; the symphonies that followed were to take an entirely different route.

Live from Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 2012

Individual release from the previously released complete edition

“Mariss Jansons avoids all superficial effects. Displaying a courage that is rare nowadays, he manages to strike a found and sincere tone in the Fifth Symphony that justifies the fervent applause of audience and orchestra alike.” - Mainichi Newspaper

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0
Picture Format: 16:9
Running Time: 124 mins
FSK: 0
Region Code: 0

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