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Beethoven: Complete Masterpieces (Germany) (60 CD Limited Edition Box Set) Box set, Import


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60 CD box set. Selection of Ludwig Van Beethoven works recorded by David Zinman & Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (Symphonies), Yefim Bronfman, David Zinman & tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (Piano concertos), Pinchas Zuckerman & Marc Neikrug (Violin Sonatas), Anner Bylsma & Jon Van Immerseel (Cello Sonatas), Seraphin Trio (Piano Trios), Alexander String Quartet (String Quartets), Yukio Yokoyama, Robert Casadesus, Justus Frantz, Vladimir Horowitz, Gerhard Oppitz & Charles Rosen (Piano Sonatas), Eugene Ormandy & Philadelphia Orchestra (Christ On The Mount Of Olives), Wolfdieter Maurer & Tokyo Oratorio Society (Mass in C Major), David Zinman & Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (Missa Solemnis) and many other great artists.

1. Symphony No.1 In C Major, Op.21
2. Symphony No.2 In D Major, Op.36
3. Symphony No.3 In E Flat Major, Op.55, "Eroica"
4. Symphony No.4 In B Flat Major, Op.60
5. Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67
6. Symphony No.6 In F Major, Op.68, "Pastoral"
7. Symphony No.7 In A Major, Op.92
8. Symphony No.8 In F Major, Op.93
9. Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125
10. Die GeschÖPfe Des Prometheus, Op.43
11. Egmont Overture, Op.84
12. Coriolan Overture, Op.62
13. Leonore Overture No.1 In C Major, Op.138
14. Die Ruinen Von Athen, Op.113
15. Leonore Overture No.2 In C Major, Op.72
16. Zur Namensfeier, Op.115
17. Leonore Overture No.3 In C Major, Op.72a
18. Fidelio, Op.72
19. KÖNig Stephan, Op.117
20. Die Weihe Des Hauses Overture, Op.124
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  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Audio CD (June 1, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 60
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Sony / BMG Import
  • ASIN: B000NDEMAI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,187 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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That said, most heartily recommended!
F. Tibets
The complete violin sonatas with Zukerman and Neikrug are nice and the complete string quartets and piano trios including the version of the septet.
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I had to wait a little while to get my copy of this wonderful Beethoven box set, but it was well worth the wait.
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72 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Alan Majeska on June 22, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Your reaction to this set will depend alot on what you are looking for, and how much you're willing to spend, but at about 90 cents/disc, including shipping, this is a bargain! David Zinman's Zurich Tonhalle recordings of the Beethoven Symphonies will not be to all tastes: he's influenced by the 1990s period instrument movement in Beethoven: very fast tempos in Allegros, faster than normal Andante and Adagio movements, a lean string sound, no vibrato in violins, and some tempo shifts which will shock those used to the traditional approaches of Bruno Walter, Karl Bohm, Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, or Riccardo Muti. I call Zinman's Beethoven a cross between Norrington and Hogwood for tempos and Toscanini for lean textures... I prefer Bohm and Walter in the symphonies.

Zinman's tempos in the Overtures (2 discs) are more conventional, leaning to the fast side, but somehow seem easier for me to listen to than many of the symphonies.

Karl Rickenbacher conducts the Lithuanian Chamber Philharmonia in Beethoven's only full length ballet, "The Creatures of Prometheus" and it is a very good performance. I have also David Zinman/Rochester Philharmonic (New York) (Vox) for comparison, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (DG), and Rickenbacher does not pale in comparison with either of them. I had never heard of the Lithuanian Chamber Philharmonia, but they are an excellent ensemble, brilliantly recorded by RCA and re-released here.

Christian Tetzlaff is excellent in the Violin Concerto, and Yukio Yokoyama's Piano Sonatas are very fine, recorded in excellent Digital sound. Ormandy's Columbia "Christ on the Mount of Olives" is also very fine: it has been years since it's commercial release, and this release may be the first time on CD.
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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Boheme on September 10, 2007
Format: Audio CD
CD 1-5: Die 9 Sinfonien - Tonhalle Orchester Zürich/David Zinman
CD 6-7: Ouvertüren - Tonhalle Orchester Zürich/David Zinman
CD 8: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus op.43 (Ballettmusik) - Litauische Kammerphilharmonie/Karl Anton Rickenbacher
CD 9: Orchester-,Klavier-, Flöten und Violinwerke
CD 10-12: 5 Klavierkonzerte - Yefim Bronfman/Tonhalle Orchester Zürich/David Zinman
CD 13: Violinkonzert op.61 + Die 2 Violinromanzen op.40+50 - Christian Tetzlaff/Tonhalleorchester Zürich/David Zinman
CD 14: Tripelkonzert op.56; Septett op.20 - Yefim Bronfman/Tonhalle Orchester Zürich/David Zinman
CD 15-18: Die 10 Violinsonaten - Pinchas Zukerman/George Neikrug
CD 19-20: Die 5 Cellosonaten + Variationen - Anner Bylsma/Jos van Immerseel
CD 21-25: Die 12 Klaviertrios - Seraphin Trio
CD 26: Die Streichtrios op.3 und op.8 - L'Archibudelli
CD 27: Die Streichtrios op.9,1-3 - Kandinsky String Trio
CD 28: Klavierquartett op.16 (Streicherfassung); Klavierquintett op.16 (Bläserfassung) - Emanuel Ax/Isaac Stern/ Jaime Lardo/YoYo Ma/Ensemble Wien-Berlin
CD 29: Kammermusik für Streicher und Holzbläser - L'Archibudelli
CD 30: Oktett op.103 / Klarinettensextett op.71 / Märsche für Bäser, u.a.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Michael Suh on August 24, 2007
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Ok, so I realize Sony never claimed this set to be the "complete" works of Beethoven. It's just the "Masterpieces." But given Brilliant Classics released the complete works of Bach on 155 CDs, Mozart on 170 CDs, and now Chopin on 17 CDs, would it have been so bad to finish a set that's already more than two-thirds done?

Kudos for putting on some un-masterpiece works like the Piano Concerto No. 0. But a major gaping hole is the lieder -- there's almost none of it here. I personally don't care much for lieder as a whole, and Beethoven's isn't very good to start with, but those who like German songs could be sorely disappointed. Most of the works published posthumously are also missing, with the exception of a few famous ones (Fur Elise, for example). But it would have been nice to include at least a little bit of the obscure stuff; Beethoven did have some duds that would have been interesting to hear.

The recordings are very good, even if they're not the best. Here's a general gloss on the major blocks of works: I personally like the symphonies on period instruments, but the tempos are definitely too fast. They're not ideal reads, but they're a fresh perspective; if you really need another set, spend the $12 or whatever it costs these days to get one of the hundreds of recordings of Beethoven symphonies out there. The piano sonatas are very good. The concertos are very run of the mill, but the Triple Concerto is superbly good. The chamber music as a whole is pretty ordinary, but there are some string quartets that stand out -- the earlier ones are better performed.

There are currently two complete sets of Beethoven's music out there, each with 87 CDs. If you have the money and patience to find all the pieces of DG's set, it's the gold standard.
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