Debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Classical Albums!
© 2012 Decca Music Group Limited
℗ 2012 Fundacion Barenboim-Said & Unitel GmbH & Co, Oberhaching
About the Series
Beginning this summer, Decca Records
will release an unprecedented series of Beethoven recordings - all of the composer's complete symphonies, piano concertos and piano sonatas. The label has recruited one of Beethoven's greatest interpreters, Daniel Barenboim.
Daniel Barenboim Speaking About the Project
“I think the Beethoven symphonies with the Divan orchestra is different in the sense that there is a terrific amount of energy because of the youth of the people – but there is just as much rigour. The combination of rigour with youthful energy is very strong” (Daniel Barenboim, speaking in the TV documentary on this project).
Esteemed conductor Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra explores the celebrated repertoire of composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. His compositions have a universal appeal, speaking to music lovers around the world. Performing in a duel role, as composer and pianist, Daniel Barenboim has been dubbed one of Beethoven’s greatest interpreters. With the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the ensemble breathes new life to these irresistible classics. Beethoven For All – Symphonies 1-9
is the first installment in this highly anticipated series. Recorded in August 2011 in Cologne, the performances are truly remarkable complemented by the extraordinary sound quality. A technically flawless reading of these beloved symphonies.
Reviews"The conductor's penchant for spontaneous music-making clearly excites these young players, resulting in performances that are impassioned and risky." - New York Times