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Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Beethoven - The Symphonies w/Chamber Orch. Europe

Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: July 15, 2022

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1 Symphony No 1 in C major op 21 / Adagio molto - Allegro con brio  
2 Andante cantabile con moto  
3 Menuetto - Allegro molto e vivace  
4 Finale - Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace  
5 Allegro con brio  
6 Symphony No 2 in D major op 36 / Larghetto.mp3  
7 Allegro  
8 Allegro molto  
9 Symphony No 3 in E flat major, Eroica op 55 / Allegro con brio  
10 Marcia funebre - Adagio assai  
11 Scherzo - Allegro vivace  
12 Finale - Allegro molto  
13 Symphony No 4 in B flat major op 60 - Adagio - Allegro vivace  
14 Adagio  
15 Allegro molto e vivace  
16 Allegro ma non troppo  
17 Symphony No 5 in C minor op 67 / Allegro con brio  
18 Andante con moto  
19 Allegro  
20 Allegro  
21 Symphony No 6 in F major _Pastoral Symphony op 68 / Allegro ma non troppo  
22 Andante molto moto  
23 Allegro  
24 Allegro  
25 Allegretto  
26 Symphony No 7 in A major op 92 / Poco sostenuto - Vivace  
27 Allegretto  
28 Presto  
29 Allegro con brio  
30 Symphony No 8 in F major op 93 / Allegro vivace e con brio  
31 Allegretto scherzando  
32 Tempo di Menuetto  
33 Allegro vivace  
34 Symphony No 9 in D minor op 125 / Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso  
35 Molto vivace  
36 Adagio molto e Cantabile  
37 Presto  
38 Allegro assai – Final Chorus on Schiller’s _To Joy  
39 Presto – Recitativo - O Freunde! nicht diese To¨ne!_ – Allegro assai - Freude, scho¨ner  
40 Allegro assai vivace - alla Marcia - Froh, wie seine Sonnen fliegen  
41 Andante maestoso - Seyd umschlungen Millionen!_  
42 Allegro energico e sempre ben marcato  
43 Allegro ma non tanto - Freude, Tochter aus Elysium  
44 Poco Allegro – Prestissimo - Seyd umschlungen Millionen!  
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe present Beethoven’s nine symphonies in what is the very first recorded cycle to be based on the recently concluded New Complete Edition of the composer’s works. “I’m interested in how Beethoven’s music can surprise us today,” says Maestro Nézet-Séguin. “Our interpretation should make the audience feel as if they were hearing this music for the first time. That is my goal.” Set for release by Deutsche Grammophon on 15 July 2022 as a 5 CD edition, Beethoven: The Symphonies will also be available digitally in standard stereo and in the immersive Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio formats. 

Originally planned as part of the Beethoven 250 celebrations, this project was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. Its concerts were rescheduled and recorded in July 2021 at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, where orchestra and conductor were joined in the Ninth Symphony by soloists Siobhan Stagg, Ekaterina Gubanova, Werner Güra and Florian Boesch and the professional choristers of Laurence Equilbey’s Accentus.

The COE first recorded the Beethoven cycle thirty years ago, producing pioneering work with its first Honorary Member Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Its musicians were delighted to rediscover the symphonies with Nézet-Séguin, also now an Honorary Member of the orchestra. Building on their experience of working together, which dates back to 2008 and has already produced acclaimed DG recordings of the complete symphonies of Schumann and Mendelssohn, Nézet-Séguin and the COE players approached their third composer-led project for the Yellow Label by developing fresh interpretations informed by the recently concluded New Complete Edition of Beethoven’s works. 

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