Conducted by the Hungarian conductor and composer Iván Fischer, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (a symphony orchestra in the Netherlands, based at the Amsterdam Royal Concertgebouw) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Recorded at Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam in January 2014. Published by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra channel.
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Conducted by the Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair, Radio Kamer Filharmonie (Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic) and Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works of the repertoire of classical music. Among critics, it is almost universally considered to be among Beethoven’s greatest works, and is considered by some to be the greatest piece of music ever written.
Soloists: Kelly God (soprano), Cécile van de Sant (mezzo-soprano), Gijs van der Linden (tenor) and Geert Smits (bass).
Recorded on April 12th, 2013 at Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by Daniele Pollini, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Galicia Symphony Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Recorded on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the A Coruña Opera Palace. Published by the Sinfónica de Galicia channel.
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Conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s all nine symphonies. In the 9th Symphony, MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig sing the chorus part. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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Conducted by the legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the Members of the Collegiate Chorale (currently MasterVoices) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). It is Beethoven’s final complete symphony. Completed in 1824, it is one of the best-known works in classical music; widely considered one of Beethoven’s greatest works, and many consider it one of the greatest compositions in the western classical music.
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On May 7, 1824, Beethoven shared his 9th Symphony, the “Choral” with the world even though he could never hear it. On May 7, 2015 celebrate the anniversary of Beethoven’s most glorious and jubilant masterpiece with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Riccardo Muti, a prolific recording artist who has received dozens of honors. An exhilarating testament to the human spirit, Beethoven’s Ninth bursts with brooding power and kinetic energy and culminates in the exultant hymn, “Ode to Joy.” The video is now available free by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra channel on demand for all to enjoy!
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Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. Recorded live at the Philharmonie de Paris in 2015.
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Conducted by the Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestre de Paris performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Recorded live at the Salle Pleyel on 8 March 2011. Published by the EuroArts channel.
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Under the baton of the Dutch conductor and former violinist Bernard Haitink, who regarded as an authority on the music of Beethoven, the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 and the Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony (German Pastoral-Sinfonie). For the Violin Concerto the Berliner Philharmoniker were joined by multi-awarded violinist Isabelle Faust. Recorded live at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, April 2015; published by the EuroArts channel.
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Conducted by Zubin Mehta, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93.
On December 24, 2011, one of the best orchestras in the world today, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, celebrated its 75th Anniversary with a concert conducted by the Indian conductor Zubin Mehta (he is the Music Director for Life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) in Tel Aviv (Hangar 11). They were joined by the internationally-renowned soloists Julian Rachlin, Evgeny Kissin and Vadim Repin in a spectacular programme of Saint-Saens, Bach, Chopin, Chausson and Beethoven.
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