Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 - Triple Concerto Bernard Haitink

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Album-Release:
2006

HRA-Release:
09.03.2015

Label: LSO Live

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827): Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (1811–1812)
  • 1I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace13:24
  • 2II. Allegretto07:41
  • 3III. Presto, assai meno presto09:05
  • 4IV. Allegro con brio08:30
  • Triple Concerto in C major for piano, violin and cello, Op 56 (1803–1804)
  • 5I. Allegro17:39
  • 6II. Largo05:01
  • 7III. Rondo alla polacca13:13
  • Total Runtime01:14:33

Info for Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 - Triple Concerto

Beethoven was rarely explicit about any meaning behind his works. However it is impossible to listen to his Seventh Symphony without being captivated by a sense of euphoria, tainted only by what is possibly the most profound slow movement he was to write. Where the symphony is bold in its exuberance, the Triple Concerto is playful, providing its soloists with a glorious opportunity to flaunt their skills.

“a blazing performance of the Seventh Symphony that reaches a superbly disciplined and frenzied conclusion” (BBC Music Magazine)

“Haitink delivers a splendid interpretation of Beethoven's Seventh: taut, exciting, always musical, and in no way inhibited...Haitink's concern for clean rhythmic articulation really pays off...the result is truly of the highest possible standard” (Classics Today)

“Aside from the architectural splendour of his performances, the sound he makes from the LSO is something you have to hear” (The Guardian)

Gordan Nikolitch, violin (on tracks 5-7)
Lars Vogt, piano (on tracks 5-7)
Tim Hugh, cello (on tracks 5-7)
London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Recorded live on 16 and 17 November 2005 (tracks: 1 to 4)
Recorded live on 26 and 27 November 2005 (tracks: 5 to 7) at the Barbican, London
Engineered by Jonathan Stokes, Neil Hutchinson
Produced by James Mallinson

Digitally remastered



Bernard Haitink
With an international career now spanning six decades, Amsterdam-born Bernard Haitink is one of the most renowned conductors of our time. First engaged by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in 1954, Bernard Haitink began his meteoric career in 1956 at the age of just 27, when he substituted for an ailing Carlo Maria Giulini and first conducted the orchestra with whom he would enjoy a long and highly successful collaboration: the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam. From 1961 to 1988 he was Music Director and Principal Conductor of the orchestra – a position he initially shared with Eugen Jochum. Other positions held by him included Music Director and Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (1967-1979), of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (1978-1988), of London's Royal Opera House Covent Garden (1988-2002) and of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2006- 2010). Bernard Haitink is “Conductor Laureate” of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, “Conductor Emeritus” of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and "Patron" of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 1958 he has had a cordial working relationship with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks: the live recording of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, published on the BR-KLASSIK label, was awarded the ECHO Klassik 2013 and the “Toblacher Komponierhäuschen” prize. Bernard Haitink has been a Knight of the British Empire since 1977; in 1991 he received the “Erasmus” award, the highest cultural award of the Netherlands; and in 2007 the magazine Musical America named him “Musician of the Year”. He is a Companion of Honour of the United Kingdom and a holder of the Order of the House of Orange-Nassau.

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