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This set of the nine Symphonies will also include selected Beethoven Overtures
This set was highly praised to me by my local music shop, so I bought it and took it home.
For whatever unknown reason I started with the Fifth Symphony - heard nothing... Read more
I thought, who needs another Beethoven cycle. Well, guess what I did. I think that this is an incredible contribution to the interpretation of Beethoven's work. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Biggar Thomas
Beethoven's 5th symphony is often a great place to start, for those new to classical music, due to its immense popularity and familiarity. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Arnaud Wiehe
It's as if Beethoven himself returned to demonstrate what he really meant with his markings.
The recording is also superb.
Riccardo Chailly knows how to capture his audience. First he takes us along at a tempi that, at times, leaves one rather breathless. It is irresistable listening. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. O. Cook
After Toscanini, Leibowitz, Scherchen, Mackerras, Gielen, Zinman, Norrington(Stuttgart),Harnoncourt,Abbado,Haitink,Fedosseyev and many others, comes once again a Beethoven cycle... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Codeluppi Alessandro Carlo
Too quick, well scrubbed and relentless, not lingering anywhere to give us a glimpse of the noble.
I'm glad I bought only one CD at the bargain price. Read more
It appears that we are all searching for the best set of 9 Beethoven symphonies. I quit doing that way back when. I found myself second guessing everything I heard. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by James W. Galbraith
Riccardo Chailly and his fabulous players from Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra issued recently this appealing box set comprising 5 CDs devoted to the complete cycle of Beethoven... Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by P. Adrian