Beethoven*, Josef Krips, The London Symphony Orchestra ‎– The Nine Symphonies London Festival Edition

Classic Records ‎– SDBR 3065, Everest ‎– SDBR 3065
Box Set, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, 200g Clarity
10 × Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single Sided


Symphony No. 1, C Major, Op. 21
A1 Adagio Molto; Allegro Con Brio 9:14
A2 Andante Cantabile Con Moto 6:23
B1 Mennetto: Allegro Molto E Vivace; Trio 3:49
B2 Adagio; Allegro Molto E Vivace 6:15
Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 36
C1 Adagio Molto; Allegro Con Brio 12:40
C2 Larghetto 11:17
D1 Scherzo 3:28
D2 Allegro Molto 6:21
Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55 ("Eroica")
E1 Allegro Con Brio 14:46
E2 Marcia Funebre: Adagio Assai 12:46
F1 Scherzo: Allegro Vivace; Trio 5:50
F2 Finale: Allegro Molto; Poco Andante 11:18
Symphony No. 4 In B Flat Major, Op. 60
G1 Adagio; Allegro Vivace 10:50
G2 Adagio 8:35
H1 Allegro Vivace; Trio: Un Poco Meno Allegro 5:41
H2 Finale: Allegro Ma Non Troppo 6:52
Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67
I1 Allegro Con Brio 8:16
I2 Andante Con Moto 10:46
J1 Scherzo: Allegro 5:45
J2 Finale: Allegro 9:01
Symphony No. 6 In F Major, Op. 68 ("Pastoral")
K1 Allegro Ma Non Troppo 10:12
K2 Andante Molto Moto 12:13
L1 Allegro
L2 Allegro
L3 Allegretto 18:26
Symphony No. 7 In A Major, Op. 92
M1 Poco Sostenute; Vivace 12:30
M2 Allegretto 8:51
N1 Presto; Presto Meno Assai 7:20
N2 Finale; Allegro Con Brio 6:56
Symphony No. 8 In F Major, Op. 93
O1 Allegro Vivace E Con Brio 10:00
O2 Allegretto Scherzando 5:00
P1 Tempo De Minuetto 5:23
P2 Finale: Allegro Vivace 7:30
Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125 ("Chorale")
Q1 Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso 16:00
R1 Molto Vivace: Presto 9:41
S1 Adagio Molto E Cantabile; Andante Moderato 14:51
T1 Presto; Allegro Assai. Chorale Finale On Schiller's "Ode To Joy" 24:30
Bonus 45 RPM
U1 Egmont Overture 8:00


The Everest Recordings of the entire Beethoven cycle with Krips conducting the LSO are considered by many music critics to be utterly superb. Using the now famous 35mm recording decks at Walthamstow Assembly Hall in 1959, Bert Whyte and team Everest captured in amazing detail all the nuances and complexity of the Beethoven symphonies. Using the original 35mm tapes to do the transfers reveals how truly wonderful both the performances and the recordings compare with each other efforts by major labels of the same era. The LP set includes all nine symphonies spread over 10 discs and includes a bonus 45 RPM disc of the Egmont Overture. The LPs were mastered and cut on an all-tube cutting system at the hands of Bernie "The Wizard" Grundman assisted by Len Horowitz running the 35mm tape machine. All LPs are on Clarity 200-gram Super Vinyl Profile pressings to insure maximum playback fidelity. The discs come in a beautiful box that includes the original art from the extremely rare boxed set from Everest along with a reproduction of the original deluxe edition booklet. This is an absolute must for serious Beethoven lovers.