CD Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Muti/Philadelphia

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Discs 6
Record Label Warner Classics
Release Date 2014

Beethoven's nine epoch-making symphonies represent a touchstone for any conductor, and these recordings constitute a highlight of Riccardo Muti's twelve-year tenure as Music Director of the illustrious Philadelphia Orchestra. As Gramophone wrote: "The Philadelphia Orchestra ... respond superbly to the demands Muti makes on them ... The fine shaping of the parts and the whole, the superb playing and a clear sense of discovery communicate themselves thrillingly to the listener."


Disc 1:

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21

Disc 2:

Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36

Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60

Disc 3:

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 "Eroica"

Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture

The Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124

Disc 4:

Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 "Pastoral"

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Disc 5:

Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92

Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93

Disc 6:

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"

Cheryl Studer (soprano)
Delores Ziegler (mezzo-soprano)
Peter Seiffert (tenor)
James Morris (bass)

The Westminster Choir, Joseph Flummerfelt (director)

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor)