The Beethoven Cycle of the 21st century!
A new reference recording of the complete Beethoven symphonies with Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The live recordings were made in concert in the Goldener Saal of the Vienna Musikverein between 2008 and 2010. The ideal artistic harmony between conductor and orchestra elicited frenzied applause from the audience, and enthusiastic reviews from the music critics. The audiovisual document is already available on 3 DVDs and BluRays (C-Major/Unitel).
Now, Sony Classical is releasing the entire cycle together with a bonus DVD in a high-quality, deluxe limited CD edition.
SLIPCASE with deluxe Linen covering and hotfoil embossing
HARDCOVER BOOKLET with deluxe Linen covering as well Linernotes by Timothy C. W. Blanning (born 1942), Professor of Modern European History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College. His scholarly work focuses on the history of Continental Europe from the 17th century to the beginning of the First World War. His most recent book, The Triumph of Music in the Modern World (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008) examines why music has progressed from subordinate status in the early modern period to it's present position of supremacy among the creative arts.
6 CDs + 1 Bonus-DVD