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Ludwig van Beethoven, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia OrchestraThe Nine Symphonies & Overtures

Label:The Electric Recording Co. – ERC046
Format:
13 x Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Classical
Style:Classical, Romantic

Tracklist

Symphony No.1 in C Major, Op.21
A1I. Adagio molto——Allegro con brio
A2II. Andante cantabile con moto
A3III. Minuet (Allegro molto e vivace) & Trio
A4IV. Adagio——Allegro molto e vivace
Symphony No.8 in F Major, Op.93
B1I. Allegro vivace con brio
B2II. Allegretto scherzando
B3III. Tempo di Minuetto
B4IV. Allegro Vivace
Symphony No.2 in D Major, Op.36
C1I. Adagio molto——Allegro con brio
C2II. Larghetto
D1III. Scherzo (Allegro) & Trio
D2IV. Allegro molto
Symphony No.3 in E Flat Major, Op.55 (“Eroica”)
E1I. Allegro con brio
E2II. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
F1III. Scherzo (Allegro Vivace) & Trio
F2IV. Finale (Allegro molto——Poco andante——Presto)
Symphony No.4 in B Flat Major, Op.60
G1I. Adagio——Allegro vivace
G2 II. Adagio
H1III. Allegro vivace——Trio (Un poco meno allegro)—Tempo 1
H2IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67
I1I. Allegro con brio
I2II. Andante con moto——Più mosso——Tempo I
J1III. Allegro
J2IV. Allegro——Presto
Symphony No.6 in F Major, Op.68 (“Pastoral”)
K1I. Awakening of pleasant feelings upon arriving in the country——Allegro ma non troppo
K2II. Scene at the Brook——Andante molto mosso
K3III. Peasants’ Merrymaking——Allegro
L1IV. The Storm——Allegro
L2V. Shepherds’ Hymn after the Storm—Allegretto
Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op.92
M1I. Poco sostenuto——Vivace
M2II. Allegretto
N1III. Presto——Assai meno presto
N2IV. Allegro con brio
Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 (“Choral”)
O1I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
P1II. Molto vivace
Q1III. Adagio molto e cantabile——Andante moderato—Adagio
R1IV. Presto——Allegro (Schiller’s Ode “To Joy”)
Overtures
S1Leonore No.2, Op.72a
T1Prometheus, Op.43
T2Coriolan, Op.62
U1King Stephen, Op. 117 ("König Stefan")
V1Consecration Of The House, Op.124 (“Die Waihe des Hauses”)
W1Leonore No.3, Op.72b
X1Leonore No.1, Op. 138
Y1Fidelio, Op.72c
Z1Egmont, Op.84
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Luxury and highly-limited artisan reprint (99 individually numbered copies only). 13xLPs in a hand-made embossed box, with a letter-pressed booklet and postcard-sized insert (with an imprint and the set's unique number). Officially sanctioned by EMI. Remastered in 2018 from the first generation analog master tapes, cut in "true stereo" on a vintage Lyrec valve-cutting lathe with Ortofon amplification.

On the labels:

"Recordings and Parlophone logo licensed courtesy of Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company. © 1958 ℗ Remastered 2018 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company."

Made in Gr. Britain

Other Versions (5 of 25)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Die Neun Symphonien (8×LP, Box Set, Compilation)ColumbiaJ 212/2Germany1969
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Die Sinfonien (8×LP, Box Set, Compilation)EMI1C 197-50 187/94Germany1969
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Die Neun Symphonien - Sonderauflage (8×LP, Special Edition, Box Set, Compilation)Columbia9209Germany1969
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De Negen Symphonieën (8×LP, Box Set, Compilation, Club Edition)Columbia, Boek En PlaatSCBP 4007/14Netherlands1970
New Submission
The Nine Symphonies (5×Cassette, Compilation, Box Set, )His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice, His Master's VoiceTC SLS 788, TC2-SLS 78801, TC2-SLS 78802, TC2-SLS 78803, TC2-SLS 78804, TC2-SLS 78805UK1970

Reviews

  • Madang's avatar
    Madang
    Edited one year ago
    UPD1. I realized it's also worth noting that ERC's is the first edition to include all Overtures from that cycle, in Stereo, remastered together. (Hence thirteen discs in the package, versus nine that earlier Stereo boxsets would have). So beyond the unprecedented packaging/quality and limited nature of this release, it's also exclusive as far as the contents.

    Here's a little context on the "outrageous" price:

    (1) Original price of this boxset was £2,950 (or about $4000) when it dropped in Summer 2019, a little less than 2yrs ago;

    (2) Why so expensive? Take a brief look at ERC's label website, for starters. This company has a one-of-a-kind, pretty much priceless, 100% pure analog AAA mastering/cutting tract. They press vinyl at about the highest possible quality money can buy. And print insanely expensive, high-quality, custom jackets/sleeves/boxes, matching the priciest art albums and museum catalogs, etc.

    (3) There are only 99 copies made. As per ERC's "trademark" brand promise, they "will not undertake a repress of any release at any future point." Pretty much all of Electric Recording Co's releases are instantly sold out.

    Now, with that knowledge in mind, the Jan 2020 sale for $4,819 is not an "insane" waste of money; it's a ridiculous bargain! Someone paid barely anything on top of the original selling price (adjusted for inflation), back in Jan 2020, to get "NEW / FACTORY SEALED" copy in Mint condition!! Are you kidding me? Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, and the previous owner must've been very desperate for money to let their copy go. I can about guarantee that the other 98 collectors didn't spend life savings on this set. Probably, they won't have any reason to even open the door of the climate-controlled vault where it sits in the next 10-15yrs.
    • DaftCold's avatar
      DaftCold
      what was the original price ? 5000€ seems a little bit to much x)
      • Squard's avatar
        Squard
        $5696.20, eh? You entice me, but I think I may have to go a little cheaper and nab an unplayed 70s press for $14.99. I'm sure somebody will see that for the steal it is, though, just wait a while longer and you'll get your $5696.20 :)

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