Beethoven – Complete Orchestral Works Volume 8

Performing with: Katarina Andreasson (violin); Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro

Dausgaard leads extremely appealing performances of both the ballet and the symphonies… Simax has given Dausgaard exemplary recorded sound.




Beethoven’s orchestral music in fiery interpretations presented in an all-transparent soundscape. An Eroica vibrant with the struggle and heroism so central in the work of Beethoven, The Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Dausgaard comes at you with relentless vigor. This is the real deal.

Beethoven scratched out the dedication to Napoleon on the original manuscripts, changing it to ‘Heroic Symphony to celebrate the memory of a great man’. In fact, Beethoven himself claimed that if he knew as much about strategy as he did about music, he could indeed defeat Napoleon. The Twelve Contredances from 1802 and Overture to Leonore Prohaska belong in the category of not so well known pieces from the master. The two single-movement Violin Romances both have the character of concerto slow movements and have earned their place in the repertory by demonstrating a rich vein of warm lyricism.


Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’
1. Allegro Con Brio
2. Adagio Assai
3. Allegro Vivace
4. Allegro Molto

Beethoven: Contredanses (12), WoO 14
5. No. 1 In C Major
6. No. 2 In A Major
7. No. 3 In D Major
8. No 4 In B-Flat Major
9. No. 5 In E-Flat Major
10. No. 6 In C Major
11. No. 7 In E-Flat Major
12. No. 8 In C Major
13. No. 9 In A Major
14. No. 10 In C Major
15. No. 11 In G Major
16. No. 12 In E-Flat Major

17. Beethoven: Funeral March for Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96 / 4
18. Beethoven: Romance No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 40
19. Beethoven: Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50