Available for the first time in the United States, this set from the Sony Classical Masters Series features George Szell conducting the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphonies 1-9 and Overtures.The Sony Classical Masters is a new series offering a huge wealth of recordings at a very attractive price. Combining the greatest recordings from the RCA, BMG, and Sony Classical labels in one series for the first time, the series houses the performances of the best-loved repertoire by preeminent artists such as James Galway, John Williams, Julian Bream, Lorin Maazel, Yo Yo Ma, Evgeny Kissin, Isaac Stern, James Levine and Glenn Gould, to name but a few. With 42 single-disc releases and 28 box sets, this is a truly all-encompassing range and a complete classical collection in itself, and includes many titles which have not been available for some time.
Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)
Adele Addison (soprano), Jane Hobson (mezzo), Richard Lewis (tenor), Donald Bell (bass)
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Egmont Overture, Op. 84
König Stephan Overture, Op. 117
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell