Beethoven - Symphonies 1 & 4 | LPO LPO0093

Beethoven - Symphonies 1 & 4

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Label: LPO

Cat No: LPO0093

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 28th October 2016

Contents

Artists

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Kurt Masur

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony no.1 in C major, op.21
Symphony no.4 in B flat major, op.60

Artists

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Kurt Masur

About

This recording features former Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur, who conducted more than 150 performances in London and internationally during his tenure (2000-07). Masur inaugurated the launch of the LPO’s own label in 2005 with live performances of Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5 (LPO0001).

Kurt Masur sadly passed away in December 2015; this captivating pair of concert recordings from 2004 pays tribute to his musical legacy: he conducted Beethoven with insight, cohesion, these concert performances conducted from memory.

When audiences heard Beethoven’s First Symphony, they were struck by something new in the air – there is no mistaking its Beethovenian energy and dash. Released for the first time on the orchestra’s label, Symphonies 1 and 4 contribute to the expanding collection of Beethoven works on the label; the most recent being Beethoven’s Fifth conducted by Tennstedt (LPO0087).

Often neglected between the more famous Third and Fifth, the Fourth Symphony is a joyous work which inspired many of Beethoven’s contemporaries, including Schumann and Berlioz. It’s propelled with unstoppable momentum and buoyancy, after a searching opening perhaps inspired by Haydn’s Representation of Chaos.

These recordings are taken from live concert performances at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 24 and 27 November 2004.

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