The orchestra of these gewandhaus concerts, therefore, soon became known as the gewandhaus and theatre orchestra. Beethoven gewandhausorchester leipzig kurt masur the 9. Dezember 20 ludwig van beethoven 17701827 sinfonie nr. Masur is a beethoven conductor of real stature and this boxed set is a really splendid beethoven cycle, with wonderful performances of all the symphonies and exremely good orchestral playing. The orchestra is named after the concert hall in which it is based, the gewandhaus garment house.
In addition to its concert duties, the orchestra also performs. Herbert blomstedt and the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra have a unique partnership in regard to the bruckner symphonies. It confirms once more the gewandhaus orchestras reputation as an. Beethoven complete symphonies decca 4782721 st classical. Beethoven the nine symphonies herbert blomstedt conducts. Complete symphonies franz konwitschny, leipzig gewandhaus orchestra on allmusic 2017. The leipzig gewandhaus orchestra has announced the appointment of german violinist andreas buschatz as their new 1st concertmaster effective from the commencement of the 201718 season. Order from your preferred classical music cd store arkivmusic.
Finally, all of kurt masurs mendelssohn recordings that he made with the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra for warner have been reissued in this budget set, which includes his second recording of mendelssohns symphony cycle from the 1980s, the two piano concertos and capriccio brillant cyprien katsaris, and the complete a midsummer nights dream. The sound is not as darkhued as the leipzig gewandhaus under riccardo chailly, or the staatskapelle berlin under barenboim, but the pittsburgh strings do still sound uncannily germanic, or viennese. Includes the awardwinning beethoven and brahms cycles from leipzig and criticallyacclaimed reference cycles of mahler and bruckner from amsterdam schumanns symphonies with both the royal concertgebouw orchestra and, in mahlers orchestrations, the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra. Spohr kurt stiehler, leipzig gewandhaus orchestra, paul schmitz rudolf schulz, symphony orchestra of radio berlin, robert heger violin concerto in the form of a vocal scene no. Leipzig gewandhaus orchestra announces new 1st concertmaster. In addition to its concert duties, the orchestra also performs frequently in the thomaskirche and as the. Be that as it may, there are conductors who can recontextualise these symphonies in such a way that they sound completely new, as ivan fischer proved in 20 and 2014 in his beethoven series with the royal concertgebouw orchestra, spread out over two seasons.
Ludwig van beethoven, kurt masur, gewandhausorchester leipzig beethoven. Of particular consequence was schumanns friendship with felix mendelssohn, that paragon of structural integrity who wrote finelycrafted symphonies, oratorios, and chamber music while honing the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra into one of europes finest. From humble beginnings in the baroque period the symphony has grown. In 1789, wolfgang amadeus mozart travelled to leipzig in order to give a concert in the gewandhaus. The leipzig orchestra produces a wonderfully cultivated and warm sound and only the last ounce of precision that we usually get from the berlin and vienna. Ludwig van beethoven, gewandhausorchester leipzig, kurt masur. This top orchestra with its rich history guarantees musical continuity at the highest artistic level at our opera house which shares a success story dating back over a hundred years with the gewandhaus. Felix mendelssohnbartholdy, who gave decisive impetus to the 19 th century bach renaissance. Gewandhaus orchestra leipzig kurt masur pentatone classics ptc5186159 5 hybrid multichannel sacds these symphonies were originally recorded for philips in 1972 nos.
Three previous conductors of the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra franz konwitschny in position 19441962, kurt masur 19701996 and riccardo chailly 20052016 have made complete recordings of beethovens nine symphonies. Berlin symphony orchestra, dresden philharmonic orchestra, ensemble resonanz, leipzig gewandhaus orchestra, dresden staatskapelle, leipzig radio symphony orchestra, netherlands. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from leipzig gewandhaus orchestra. I hadnt realized that kurt masur had recorded two beethoven cycles with the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra for philips. Gewandhaus orchestra leipzig riccardo chailly, henning kasten. In general the readings are solid, middleoftheroad affairs, with good sound for their day, but not upclose and as vivid as the stateofrecordings today. Listen to music from leipzig gewandhaus orchestra like im abendrot excerpt, symphony no. Gewandhausorchester leipzig orchestra short history. Jul 24, 2009 listen to your favorite songs from schumann. Chapter iii focuses on the fourth as performed in beethovens vienna.
Leipzig gewandhaus orchestra, blomstedt naxos records. A rarely heard beethoven concerto was bright and captivating, while blomstedt reached to the heart of. The leipzig gewandhaus orchestra are pure joy to listen to at the time of these recordings, in the mid 1970s, many other sets of the beethoven symphonies were becoming available however, there is a subtlety and sensitivity of beethoven interpretation that clearly stand out here. Ludwig van beethoven, riccardo chailly, gewandhausorchester leipzig. A rarely heard beethoven concerto was bright and captivating, while blomstedt reached to. Kurt masur conductor page 27 of 35 presto classical. Ludwig van beethoven, kurt masur, gewandhausorchester leipzig. Jan 16, 2015 live aus dem gewandhaus zu leipzig am 31.
Blomstedts interpretations of beethoven are based on a highly responsible handling of the scores and this conductors deep love of the truth, in which everything that is superimposed and overtly. By this time, the hall was well established as the centre of leipzigs concert life and would remain so for the subsequent 100 years. The third of chaillys live mahler dvds with the leipzig gewandhaous orchestra has the same abundant virtues as the previously issued second and eighth symphonies a sense of naturally flowing tempi, an ear for inner parts within the whole, a vitality that captures the pristine glow of this most innocent of all mahler symphonies. Dezember 2014 ludwig van beethoven 17701827 sinfonie nr. By this time, the hall was well established as the centre of leipzig s concert life and would remain so for the subsequent 100 years.
The leipzig gewandhaus orchestra gewandhausorchester. Peters, leipzig and edited by peter gulke and peter hauschild. Nov 03, 2011 r iccardo chailly and the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra recently ended their london cycle of the beethoven symphonies at the barbican, having also given complete cycles over the last couple of. The gewandhaus orchestra is leipzig operas orchestra. The orchestra is presented at the size of the seventh symphonys premiere band, which is to say humongous seven double basses. The leipzig gewandhaus orchestra provides its timehonored robust sonority especially in the strings, yet masur inexplicably keeps the brass under wraps for most of the cycle, which makes the fifth, sixth, and eighthamong the most brassdependent workssound bland. R iccardo chailly and the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra recently ended their london cycle of the beethoven symphonies at the barbican, having also given complete cycles over the last couple of. Rector, the musical societys retiring director and president, in recognition of his thirty years. German maestro kurt masur and the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra have recorded the complete beethoven symphonies for philips.
R iccardo chailly and the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra recently ended their london cycle of the beethoven symphonies at the barbican, having. Jan 02, 2014 live aus dem gewandhaus zu leipzig am 31. Leipzig gewandhaus orchestra legendary masterworks. Since chaillys departure, herbert blomstedt 19982005 has returned and will hold this position until andris nelsons gewandhauskapellmeister designate takes.
Gewandhaus orchestra of leipzig kurt masur artistic director and conductor peter rosel, pianist wednesday evening, april 29, 1987, at 8. Konwitschny delivers beethoven s symphonies without compromise the musics message is clear. Over a period of slightly less than seven years july 2005 through march 2012 they assembled their integral set of the traditional nine symphonies from public concerts given in the gewandhaus concert hall in leipzig, germany. Kurt masur plays beethoven symphonies by ranjith daluwatta. Christmas oratorio, bwv 248 cantatas, 6 tchaikovsky. The leipzig gewandhaus orchestra gol, founded in 1781, is a german orchestra with one of the most impressive traditions. After riccardo chailly took the helm of the gewandhaus orchestra in 2005, the idea of performing the full cycle for decca under his direction became an imperative, and the. At leipzig, mendelssohn led the gewandhaus orchestra to great heights. Since chaillys departure, herbert blomstedt 19982005 has returned and will hold this position until andris nelsons gewandhauskapellmeister designate. With his former orchestra, of which he has been conductor laureate since 2005 and with whom he enjoys a close friendship, he achieves a gripping interpretation of this monumental work. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. Gewandhaus orchestrariccardo chailly decca 478 7471. The complete symphonies herbert blomstedt, leipzig gewandhaus orchestra on allmusic 2017. The first recording to mbe based on the new critical edition published by c.
All nine symphonies, released in a box set containing five cds, are live recordings made at the leipzig gewandhaus between may 2014 and march 2017. The gewandhaus orchestra s history of playing the nine symphonies of ludwig van beethoven extends back to 1825, when the composer was still alive, and these masterworks have been a mainstay of their repertoire ever since. The powerful first movement has the requisite dynamic contrast to render the drama. Presto allegro ma non troppo by leipzig gewandhaus orchestra topic. Gewandhaus orchestra leipzigkurt masur pentatone classics ptc5186159 5 hybrid multichannel sacds these symphonies were originally recorded for philips in 1972 nos. I hadnt realized that kurt masur had recorded two beethoven cycles. And the gewandhaus orchestra play like gods for konwitschny, and there are few orchestras of the 1950s1960s that were the equal of the gewandhaus orchestra. The gewandhaus orchestras history of playing the nine symphonies of ludwig van beethoven extends back to 1825, when the composer was still alive, and these masterworks have been a mainstay of their repertoire ever since. Buy leipzig gewandhaus orchestra tickets from the official site. This beethoven cycle was recorded digital recordings in the late eightiesearly nineties. The phenomenal herbert blomstedt, gewandhauskapellmeister from 1998 to 2005, once again conducted beethovens ninth in leipzig for the 2016 new year celebrations.1147 1000 451 221 229 1610 693 774 521 241 769 1536 1037 263 787 777 218 906 1493 667 502 475 1485 1489 939 183 980 1479 1013 829 641 165 1011 691 317