Beethoven 2020: The New Complete Edition

 
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven 2020: The New Complete Edition
Daniel Barenboim, Murray Perahia, Emil Gilels, Simon Preston, Amadeus Quartet, Claudio Arrau, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wilhelm Kempff etc

[ Deutsche Grammophon / 123 CD/DVD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 8 November 2019

This 123-disc limited edition box set has been created in partnership with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn and compiled in collaboration with Decca and ten other labels. It includes a new essay written by Professor Dr Christine Siegert, Director of the Beethoven Archive. This new collection represents the most up-to-date and comprehensive anthology of Beethoven's music ever, recorded by some of the world's greatest performers from Böhm to Brendel, Menuhin to Mutter and Perahia to Pollini. It includes a number of world premiere recordings: superstar pianist Lang Lang plays the little-known Menuet In C Major (WoO 218) and Daniel Hope performs nine fragments or movements, including the last musical thought Beethoven wrote before his death. These are available now as a standalone digital album entitled Rarities, with many other recordings in the box set to be released digitally in the coming months.

"This selection of prize-winning recordings, rare gems and previously unreleased new recordings is a wellspring of musical inspiration and a perfect starting point for an extensive discovery of Beethoven's legacy," noted Malte Boecker of Beethoven-Haus Bonn. Daniel Hope added that he was "honoured to have recorded newly discovered works by Beethoven for the first time, in conjunction with the meticulous and scholarly work of the Beethoven-Haus".

• 180 hours of music, this lavishly-presented set includes many alternative performances, including three complete symphony cycles.

• 250 legendary performers are included, from Gilels to Gardiner, Amadeus Quartet to Arrau, Furtwängler to Fischer-Dieskau, Kempff to Karajan, Böhm to Brendel, Menuhin to Mutter and Perahia to Pollini.

• Extensive editorial - by leading Beethoven scholars.

• New Recordings - Over 150 minutes, including several world premieres.

Tracks:

118 CDs divided into 9 genres

2 DVDs: Fidelio (Bernstein) and Symphonies Nos.4 & 7 (Kleiber)

3 BD Audio: Symphonies (Karajan) / Piano Sonatas (Kempff) / Quartets (Amadeus Quartet)

Colour-coded for easy navigation

Lavishly illustrated hardback book with new essay by Christine Siegert, introductory note by Barry Cooper and a biography in pictures, alphabetical work index & artist index

9 softcover books with tracklistings, notes and sung texts (EN/DE), illustrations, and full recording information

PACKAGING:
2-piece rigid lift off lid box with O-Card

205 x 274 x 271 mm (HxWxD) | 7.4kg

101 CDs of Beethoven's music (the old DG Beethoven Edition had 81 CDs)

17 bonus CDs with duplicate repertoire in historical recordings (the old DG Beethoven Edition had 6 CDs of historical recordings)

3 bonus Blu-Ray Audio discs with duplicate repertoire: Complete Symphonies (Karajan-1962), Piano Sonatas (Kempff) and String Quartets (Amadeus)

2 bonus DVDs with duplicate repertoire: Fidelio (Bernstein) and Symphonies 4 & 7 (Carlos Kleiber)

SYMPHONIES

Modern Instrument Cycle

1 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2; Prometheus & Leonore III Overtures (Gewandhaus/Chailly)

2 Symphonies nos. 3 & 4 (BP/Abbado)

3 Coriolan Overture (Gewandhaus/Chailly) Symphonies no. 5 (LAP/Giulini) no. 6 (BP/Abbado)

4 Symphonies no. 7 (WP/Nelsons) no. 8; Namensfeier Overture (Gewandhaus/Chailly) Wellington's Victory (BP/Karajan)

5 Symphony no. 9 (BP/Karajan 1977)

Vienna Cycle

6 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 (WP/Bernstein) Incidental Music to Egmont (WP/Szell)

7 Symphonies no. 3 (WP/Monteux) no. 4 (WP/Schmidt-Isserstedt)

8 Symphonies nos. 5 & 7 (WP/C. Kleiber)

9 Symphonies no. 6 (WP/Böhm) no. 8 (WP/Nelsons)

10 Symphony no. 9 (WP/Bernstein)

Period Instrument Cycle

11 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 (ORR/Gardiner)

12 Symphonies nos. 3 & 4 (ORR/Gardiner)

13 Symphonies nos. 5 & 6 (ORR/Gardiner)

14 Symphonies nos. 7 & 8 (ORR/Gardiner)

15 Symphony no. 9; Fantasia for Piano, Chorus & Orchestra (Levin/ORR/Gardiner)

CONCERTOS

16 Piano Concerto WoO4 (Brautigam) Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2 (Argerich)

17 Piano Concertos nos. 3 & 4 (Brendel)

18 Piano Concerto no. 5 (Zimerman) Violin Concerto (Repin)

19 Violin Concerto; Violin Romances nos. 1 & 2 (Mutter) Romance cantabile (Chung)

20 Piano Concertos no. 2 (Gulda) no. 1 (Buchbinder) Rondo in B♭ (Richter)

21 Piano Concertos nos. 3 & 4; Fantasia for Piano, Chorus & Orchestra (Pollini)

22 Piano Concerto no. 5 (Kempff) Piano Concerto in D (Barenboim)

23 Triple Concerto (Chung Trio) Concerto Movement (Kremer) Mozart Piano Concerto no. 20 Cadenzas (Serkin)

MUSIC FOR THE STAGE

24 Ballet Music Ritterballett (BP/Karajan) Creatures of Prometheus (Orpheus CO)

25 Dances & Marches (Marriner, Maazel, Rickenbacher, Priem-Bergrath)

Incidental Music

26 Full Music to Egmont (BP/Abbado) Ruins of Athens (BP/Klee) Gratulations-Menuett (BP/Karajan)

27 King Stephen (Chung) Tarpeja (A. Davis) Consecration of the House (Järvi) Leonore Prohaska (Abbado)

Opera

28 Leonore (1805) (ORR/Gardiner)

29 Leonore cont. (1805) (ORR/Gardiner)

30 Fidelio Act I (MCO/Abbado)

31 Fidelio Act II (MCO/Abbado) Leonore I Overture; Singspiel Arias, Choruses & Scenes

PIANO SONATAS

32 Piano Sonatas nos. 1-3 (Pollini)

33 Piano Sonatas no. 4 (Gilels) no. 5 (Kocsis) no. 6 (Arrau) no. 8 (Kovacevich)

34 Piano Sonatas no. 7 (Arrau '85) no. 9 (Brendel) no. 10 (Ashkenazy) no. 11 (Brendel '77)

35 Piano Sonatas no. 12 (Brendel) no. 13 (Gilels) no. 14 (Freire) no. 15 (Brendel '77) no. 19 (Lupu)

36 Piano Sonatas no. 16 (Brendel) no. 17 (Arrau) no. 18 (Kovacevich) no. 20 (Lupu)

37 Piano Sonatas nos. 21 & 25 (Gilels) no. 22 (Brendel) no. 23 (Gilels) no. 24 (Ashkenazy)

38 Piano Sonatas nos. 26, 27 & 29 (Gilels)

39 Piano Sonatas nos. 28 & 29 (Pollini)

40 Piano Sonatas nos. 30-32 (Pollini)

41 Named Sonatas I - Pathétique (Lupu) Moonlight (Perahia) Tempest (Grimaud) Waldstein (Freire)

42 Named Sonatas II - Appassionata (Gulda) Les Adieux (Kissin) Hammerklavier (Perahia)

43 Last Sonatas - no. 30 (Gilels) no. 31 (Brendel) no. 32 (Uchida)

OTHER KEYBOARD WORKS

44 Bagatelles (Larrocha, Brendel, Kovacevich, Pletnev, Lang Lang, Cascioli)

45 Electoral Sonatas (Gilels, Demus) Sonata Movements (Pletnev, Cascioli, Ott, Ugorski)

46 Dances & Miscellaneous Works (Lupu, Cascioli, Katchen, Pletnev, Kempff, Lang Lang)

47 Variations WoO63-66 & 68-71 (Pletnev, Cascioli, Mustonen, Ashkenazy)

48 Variations WoO72, 73 & 75-77 (Cascioli) op.34 (Pletnev) op. 35 "Eroica" (Gilels)

49 Variations WoO78-80 (Uchida, Mustonen) op. 76 (Cascioli) op. 120 "Diabelli" (Kovacevich)

50 Variations op. 120 "Diabelli" (Brendel 2001), op. 35 "Eroica" (Curzon)

51 Piano 4 Hands (Jussens, Lang Lang/Eschenbach, Demus/Shetler) Organ (Preston) Harp (Robles)

DUOS

52 Violin Sonatas nos. 1-4 (Kremer/Argerich)

53 Violin Sonatas nos. 5 & 6 (Perlman/Ashkenazy) 12 Variations WoO40; Rondo WoO41 (Menuhin/Kempff) 6 Dances WoO42 (Garrett/Canino)

54 Violin Sonatas nos. 7 & 9 (Mutter/Orkis)

55 Violin Sonatas nos. 8-10 (Dumay/Pires)

56 12 Variations op. 66; Cello Sonatas nos. 1 & 2; 7 Variations WoO46 (Maisky/Argerich)

57 Cello Sonatas nos. 3-5; 12 Variations WoO45 (Maisky/Argerich)

58 Flute Duos (Gallois/Licad, Gallois/Rampal)

59 Horn Sonata (Tuckwell/Ashkenazy) Mandolin Works (Fietz/Webersinke) String Duos (Hagen Quartettt) Cello Sonata (Casals/Horszowski)

TRIOS

60 Piano Trios no. 9 (Kempff/Szeryng/Fournier) nos. 1 & 2 & Unv 9 (Beaux Arts Trio)

61 Piano Trios nos. 3, 5 & 6 (Beaux Arts Trio)

62 Piano Trios nos. 10, 11 & 8 (Kempff/Szeryng/Fournier) no. 7 (Previn/Mullova/Schiff)

63 Piano Trios no. 4 & op. 38 (Beaux Arts Trio) no. 4 (Kempff/Leister/Fournier)

64 Piano Trio WoO37 (Kontarsky/Zoeller/Thunemann) Wind Trios op. 87 & WoO28 (Holliger/Elhorst/Bourgue)

65 String Trios nos. 1 & 2 (Mutter/Giuranna/Rostropovich)

66 String Trios nos. 3-5 (Mutter/Giuranna/Rostropovich)

67 Serenade op. 25 (Zoeller/Ueberschaer/Brandis) Hess 29; WoO9 & 15 (Hagen Quartett)

STRING QUARTETS

68 String Quartets nos. 1-3 (Emerson String Quartet)

69 String Quartets nos. 4-6 (Emerson String Quartet)

70 String Quartets nos. 7 & 8 ("Rasumovsky" nos. 1 & 2) (Emerson String Quartet)

71 String Quartets nos. 9 ("Rasumovsky" no. 3) & 10 (Emerson String Quartet)

72 String Quartets nos. 11 & 13 (Takács Quartet)

73 String Quartets nos. 12 & 14 (Takács Quartet)

74 String Quartets nos. 15 & 16 (Takács Quartet)

75 String Quartets nos. 12 & 15 (Hagen Quartett)

76 String Quartets nos. 13 & 14 (Hagen Quartett)

77 String Quartets nos. 16, Hess 32 & WoO209 (Hagen Quartett) Hess 34 (Amadeus Quartet) Hess 30 & 31 (Endellion String Quartet)

LARGE CHAMBER WORKS

78 Piano Quartets WoO36 (Eschenbach/Amadeus Quartet) Equali WoO30 (Philip Jones Brass Ensemble)

79 Quintets op. 29 (Amadeus Quartet) op. 16 (Lupu) Other Quintets

80 String Quintets op. 4 (Endellion String Quartet) op. 104 (The Lindsays) Sextets op. 71 & WoO29 (BP Octet)

81 Sextet op. 81b (Gewandhaus-Quartett) Septet op. 20 (Wiener Oktett) Octets op. 103 & WoO25 (Netherlands Wind Ensemble)

LIEDER & PARTSONGS

82 Lieder I (Fischer-Dieskau/Demus)

83 Lieder II (Fischer-Dieskau/Demus, Schreier/Stolte/Olbertz)

84 Lieder III (Schreier/Stolte/Olbertz, Helzel/Horn/Maus/Person/Hilsdorf)

85 Partsongs (Person/Maus/Lukas & others) Canons & Musical Jokes

FOLKSONG SETTINGS

86 Folksongs op. 108 (Martineau & others)

87 Folksongs WoO152 (Martineau & others)

88 Folksongs WoO152 & 153 (Martineau & others)

89 Folksongs WoO154 & 157 (Martineau & others)

90 Folksongs WoO155 (Martineau & others)

91 Folksongs WoO156, 158b & 158c (Martineau & others)

92 Folksongs WoO158a (Martineau & others)

VOCAL WORKS WITH ORCHESTRA

93 Ah! perfido (Studer/BPO/Abbado) op. 118, 121b & 122 (Haywood LSO/Tilson Thomas)

Other Works for Solo Voices with Orchestra

94 Emperor Cantatas (Deutsche Oper/Thielemann)

95 Der glorreiche Augenblick (Chung) Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt; Mass in C (ORR/Gardiner)

96 Missa solemnis (ORR/Gardiner)

97 Missa solemnis (BP/Karajan)

98 Christus am Ölberge (WS/Klee)

RARITIES

99 Solo Piano Works (Brautigam, Koch, Beck)

100 Chamber Music (Ax/Stern/Ma/Laredo, Hope, Endellion String Quartet, Covington String Quartet)

101 Contrapuntal Studies (Koch, Covington String Quartet) Doubtful Works (Gazzelloni/Canino, Koch, Buchbinder)

HISTORICAL & CLASSIC PERFORMANCES

102 Symphony Movements (Nikisch, R. Strauss, Klemperer, Karajan, van Kempen) Leonore II Overture (Busch) Symphony no. 8 (Scherchen)

103 Egmont, Leonore III, Coriolan Overtures; Symphony no. 5; Grosse Fuge (Furtwängler)

104 Symphonies nos. 5 & 6 (RCO/E. Kleiber)

105 Egmont Overture; Symphony no. 9 (BP/Fricsay)

106 Piano Concerto no. 3 (Fischer/BS/Fricsay) Violin Concerto (Schneiderhan/BP/Jochum)

107 Piano Sonatas no. 30 (Schnabel) nos. 8 & 31 (Kempff) no. 23 (Arrau)

108 Piano Sonatas no. 18 (Haskil) no. 11 (Richter) no. 28 (Backhaus) no. 31 (Serkin)

109 Piano Sonatas no. 15 (Gulda) no. 4 (Michelangeli) no. 32 (Pogorelich)

110 Cello Sonatas no. 3 (Fournier/Kempff) no. 5 (Rostropovich/Richter) Piano Trio no. 7 (Gilels/Kogan/Rostropovich)

111 String Quartets no. 13 (Busch Quartet) Grosse Fuge (Hollywood String Quartet) no. 16 (The Lindsays)

112 String Quartets nos. 6 & 15 (Quartetto Italiano)

113 An die ferne Geliebte (Schreier/Schiff) Various Songs (Bartoli/Schiff) Fidelio extracts (Various)

PERIOD INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCES

114 Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2; Rondo WoO6 (Levin/ORR/Gardiner)

115 Piano Concerto no. 4 (Levin/ORR/Gardiner) Violin Concerto; Violin Romance no. 2 (Zehetmair/Brüggen)

116 Piano Sonatas nos. 8, 14 & 17 (Lubin) Lieder (von Otter/Tan) Horn Sonata (Halstead/Levin)

117 Piano Trio no. 5 (Staier/Sepec/Queyras) String Quartet no. 2 (Schuppanzigh-Quartett) Quintet op. 16 (Levin/AAM Chamber Ensemble)

118 Chamber Versions of Symphony no. 2 & Piano Concerto no. 4 (Levin/ORR) Ah! perfido (Tilling/Gabrieli/McCreesh) Creatures of Prometheus Finale (Armonia Atenea/Petrou)

119 Blu-ray Audio: Symphonies nos. 1-9 (BP/Karajan)

120 Blu-ray Audio: Piano Sonatas nos. 1-32 (Kempff)

121 Blu-ray Audio: String Quartets nos. 1-16 (Amadeus Quartet)

122 DVD: Fidelio (Janowitz/Popp/VPO/Bernstein)

123 DVD: Symphonies nos. 4 & 7 (Concertgebouw/Kleiber)

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