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Heritage Orchestral

Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 2

Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 2Westdeutsche Sinfonia
Dirk Joeres (conductor)

HTGCD BT 1 – 5060332661671

CD + DVD

Heritage Records presents a new Beethoven symphony cycle exploring the fascination of Beethoven’s symphonic writing and its continued relevance today. Each CD in the series will be accompanied by a specially conceived DVD, in which Dirk illustrates Beethoven’s compositional genius, performing excerpts on the piano and commenting on snippets from the new recordings.

What is it that still fascinates us about Beethoven’s Symphonies two hundred years after they were written? What is it that makes them still so special today? With this video, I would like to take you on a journey into Beethoven’s musical world. To do this it is necessary to discover a little about his compositional techniques. I believe that the more one knows, the more one hears and enjoys and so this series “Beethoven Today” is intended for both experienced listeners and for people who perhaps want to explore Beethoven’s music for the first time.’ © 2016 Dirk Joeres

‘Dirk Joeres and the Westdeutsche Sinfonia launch their new Beethoven cycle with lively, well-played and sensibly paced performances of the First and Second Symphonies.  Joeres has obviously a fine sense of proportion, and thus the music sounds fresh, relaxed and most naturally balanced’ Remy Franck, Pizzicato, August 2016

Track Listing

Symphony No. 1, Op. 21

  1. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
  2. Andante cantabile con moto
  3. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace
  4. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace

Symphony No. 2, Op. 36

  1. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
  2. Andante cantabile con moto
  3. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace
  4. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace

Total time: 61.10