Beethoven – Complete Orchestral Works Volume 10
Performing with: Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano), Lilli Paasikivi (mezzo), Lars Cleveman (tenor) & Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (baritone); Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro
A swift, unmannered, clear-textured presentation in which the recorded balance reveals all
Ode to Joy!
Beethoven’s main theme, to Schillers ‘Ode to Joy’, in the finale of the 9th symphony could not be more widespread than it is today. On the 10th recording in their series of Beethoven’s complete orchestral works, Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra sink their teeth into the most well-known of symphonies. The result is both refreshing, enlightening and engaging. The Gratulations-Menuett was originally sketched as a movement intended for the projected Tenth Symphony before Beethoven decided to use it instead as a tribute to his impresario Hensler.
Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, with the magnificent Boris Berezovsky as soloist in the piano concertos, have received awards and splendid reviews for their series of the complete orchestral music of Beethoven. Joined here by leading vocal soloists from Sweden and Denmark, plus the DR Vocal Ensemble and Choir, this performance of the Choral Symphony brings the series to a new peak.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125
1. I Allegro Ma Non Troppo E Un Poco Maestoso
2. II. Molto Vivace Presto
3. III. Adagio Molto E Cantabile
4. IV. Finale – Presto
5. Beethoven: Gratulations-Menuett In E Flat Major, Wo03 – Tempo Di Minuetto Quasi Allegretto
6. Beethoven: Die Weihe Des Hauses Ouvertüre, Op. 124 – Maestoso E Sostenuto – Allegro Con Brio