Beethoven: The Symphonies - Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood

Beethoven: The Symphonies

Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood

  • Genre: Classical
  • Release Date: 1997-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 39

  • ℗ 1997 Decca Music Group Limited

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 8:40 USD 1.29
2
Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 7:14 USD 1.29
3
Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 4:10 USD 1.29
4
Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 5:35 USD 1.29
5
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. Christopher Hogwood & Academy of Ancient Music 17:46 USD 2.99
6
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. Christopher Hogwood & Academy of Ancient Music 14:57 USD 2.49
7
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. Christopher Hogwood & Academy of Ancient Music 6:06 USD 1.29
8
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat, Op. Christopher Hogwood & Academy of Ancient Music 11:09 USD 1.99
9
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 12:44 USD 1.99
10
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 9:53 USD 1.29
11
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 4:24 USD 1.29
12
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 6:33 USD 1.29
13
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 -" Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 10:27 USD 1.99
14
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 -" Christopher Hogwood & Academy of Ancient Music 12:17 USD 1.99
15
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 -" Christopher Hogwood & Academy of Ancient Music 4:52 USD 1.29
16
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 -" Christopher Hogwood & Academy of Ancient Music 3:45 USD 1.29
17
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 -" Christopher Hogwood & Academy of Ancient Music 9:51 USD 1.29
18
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 12:14 USD 1.99
19
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 9:56 USD 1.29
20
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 6:34 USD 1.29
21
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 6:31 USD 1.29
22
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 6:46 USD 1.29
23
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 10:29 USD 1.99
24
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 8:18 USD 1.29
25
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 11:41 USD 1.99
26
Overture "Coriolan", Op. 62 Christopher Hogwood & Academy of Ancient Music 6:51 USD 1.29
27
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 14:18 USD 2.49
28
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 7:33 USD 1.29
29
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 8:03 USD 1.29
30
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 9:07 USD 1.29
31
Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 8:00 USD 1.29
32
Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 3:49 USD 1.29
33
Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 5:35 USD 1.29
34
Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93: I Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 6:40 USD 1.29
35
Overture - Music to Goethe's T Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 7:45 USD 1.29
36
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 13:55 USD 2.49
37
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 13:32 USD 2.49
38
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. Academy of Ancient Music & Christopher Hogwood 10:43 USD 1.99
39
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. Arleen Auger, Christopher Hogwood, London Symphony Chorus, Catherine Robbin, Academy of Ancient Music, Anthony Rolfe Johnson & Gregory Reinhart 24:58 USD 3.99

Reviews

  • Good, if not perfect

    4
    By junketswede
    I own a lot of recordings by Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music (which I absolutely love), and when looking for a collection of Beethoven's symphonies, this was my first choice. And it is - different! The instrumentation and size of the AoAM orchestra creates a special sound, and makes up in fierceness for what it lacks in size. This is a great recording if you are a fan of blaring trumpets, and a strong brass section in general. The downside is that the brass sometimes becomes so dominant as to distract from the overall composition, and occasionally even drowning out the strings that you are accustomed to hearing clearly in other recordings. Other minor complaints I have include that the audio mastering could have applied some (more) compression to reduce the dynamic range. It is a bit too large for most normal listening conditions: I found myself forced to turn up the volume during the pianissimo in order to hear anything at all, and turn it down for the fortissimo in order to protect your speakers (and your ears). I also found some movements to be performed at a somewhat too high tempo (notably No. 7 Allegretto).  But these are minor issues, and perhaps a matter of taste. On the whole, this is a very good performance and recording. Among the best are probably Symphony No. 9, which I found to be one of the most vibrant and energetic performances of the piece that I have heard, and No. 6, where the size and instrumentation of the orchestra rather are to the advantage of the pastoral mood of this piece.
  • A Great Experience

    5
    By Bobby Corno
    Maestro Hogwood's performance of these symphonies is energetic, bracing and a joy to hear. Like many old fogies, I was skeptical of these "Original instrument" performances. Some simply sounded out of tune and/or strange. I resisted listening to these performances until I was confronted by the Hogwood performance of the 9th on Radio. It is strange and sometimes seems to fast but as you listen you tend to forget the strangness of the instrument sound and realize it's appropriateness. Every performance of each symphony in this set is exciting to hear and has really fine sound. Start with your favorite and you will hear what I mean.

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