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Eduard van Beinum, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam - Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms: Orchestral Works (CD DOUBLE SLIMLINE CASE)

Eduard van Beinum, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam - Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms: Orchestral Works (CD DOUBLE SLIMLINE CASE)
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Eduard van Beinum, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam - Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms: Orchestral Works (CD DOUBLE SLIMLINE CASE)

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Eduard van Beinum, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam - Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms: Orchestral Works (CD DOUBLE SLIMLINE CASE)

A newly compiled and remastered collection of Decca and Philips recordings made by the under-rated Dutch conductor in Austro-German classics including a little-known account of Beethoven's PrometheusOverture.

The ballet music which Beethoven wrote to complement his overture was as little-heard in 1952 as it is now. Eduard van Beinumrecorded eight numbers from the complete score, evidently enjoying the lighter side of the composer, as part of a growing and successful relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra now documented on Eloquence and complementing the work he did with his band 'at home', the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.

As NiekNelissen'sdocumentary essay details in the booklet, the LPO musicians were as keenly appreciative of Van Beinum'sunfussilymusical good sense as many listeners at home; they noted how he achieved orchestral discipline without resorting to the tactics of contemporary tyrants of the podium and encouraged a natural fluency of phrasing. Under him the overtures Egmont, Coriolan, Consecration of the House,Prometheus, Fidelio and LeonoreIIIdo not sound like some lesser form of symphonic music, but the exciting curtain-raisers Beethoven intended them to be and which put the listener in the mood for a dramatic story. These 1949-52 recordings are complemented by a previous PrometheusOverture set down in Kingsway Hall in November 1946, in the same sessions as an 'alert and biting statement' (High Fidelity, November 1952) of the 'Military' Symphony by Haydn.

This collection ends with the work that Van Beinumput on record more often than any other composition: the Haydn Variationsof Brahms. This is the third of his four studio recordings, made with the Concertgebouw in 1952.

'Van Beinumand the Amsterdam orchestra give a beautifully sensitive performance throughout, considerably more alive than that of Furtwängler.' Gramophone, May 1953 (Haydn Variations)

'Van Beinummakes more of the music, gives a more confident and broad-based performance… The recording is excellent throughout... detailed comparison shows that in almost every case the London players are superior.' Gramophone, November 1952 (Prometheusballet)

Tracklistings:

CD 1

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Overtures*

1Die Geschöpfedes

Prometheus, Op. 43

2LeonoreNo. 1, Op. 138

3LeonoreNo. 3, Op. 72b

4Fidelio, Op. 72c

5Egmont, Op. 84

6Coriolan, Op. 62

7Die Weihedes Hauses, Op. 124

CD 2

1–8Die Geschöpfedes

Prometheus, Op. 43

Overture and Incidental Music

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

9–12Symphony No. 100 in G major,

H.I 'Military'*

JOHANNES BRAHMS

13–22 Variations on a Theme by Haydn

(St. Antoni's Chorale), Op. 56a

London Philharmonic Orchestra

(Beethoven, Haydn)

Concertgebouworkest(Brahms)

Eduard van Beinum

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

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Release Date 11 May 2018
Brand N/A
Artist Beinum, Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Amsterdam
Title Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms: Orchestral Works
Format CD DOUBLE SLIMLINE CASE
Packaging -
ISBN N/A
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