Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms: Orchestral Works
Eduard van Beinum
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825505
Barcode
00028948255054
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Overtures*:
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43 (1946 Recording)
Leonore No. 1, Op. 138
Leonore No. 3, Op. 72b
Fidelio, Op. 72c
Egmont, Op. 84
Coriolan, Op. 62
Die Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124

CD 2
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43:
Overture and Incidental Music

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Symphony No. 100 in G major, ‘Military’ H.I:100*

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St. Antoni’s Chorale), Op. 56a

London Philharmonic Orchestra (Beethoven, Haydn)
Concertgebouworkest (Brahms)
Eduard van Beinum

*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: I. Overture
Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Hob. I:100 "Military": I. Adagio - Allegro
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a: Variation VIII. Presto non troppo
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a: Variation VII. Grazioso
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a: Variation VI. Vivace
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a: Variation V. Vivace
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a: Variation IV. Andante con moto
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a: Variation III. Con moto
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a: Variation II. Più vivace
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a: Variation I. Poco più animato
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a: Theme. "Chorale St. Antoni"
Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Hob. I:100 "Military": IV. Finale. Presto
Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Hob. I:100 "Military": III. Menuet. Moderato
Symphony No. 100 in G Major, Hob. I:100 "Military": II. Allegretto
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: XVI. Finale. Allegretto
Overture "Leonore No. 1", Op. 138
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: XV. Andantino - Adagio – Allegro
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: XI. Andante
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: IX. Adagio
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: V. Adagio - Andante quasi allegretto
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: III. Allegro vivace
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: II. Adagio - Allegro con brio
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: I. Overture "Prometheus"
Overture "The Consecration of the House", Op. 124
Overture "Coriolan", Op. 62
Overture "Egmont", Op. 84
Overture "Fidelio", Op. 72c
Overture "Leonore No. 3", Op. 72b
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a: Finale. Andante
Recording information

Recording Producers: Victor Olof (Leonore No. 1, Prometheus Overture, Die Weihe des Hauses, Haydn: Symphony No. 100, Haydn Variations); John Culshaw (Leonore No. 3, Fidelio, Egmont, Coriolan, Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Brahms: Haydn Variations)
Balance Engineer: Kenneth Wilkinson (Leonore No. 1, Leonore No. 3, Fidelio, Egmont, Coriolan, Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Haydn: Symphony No. 100, Brahms: Haydn Variations)
Recording Location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 29 November 1946 (Prometheus Overture, Haydn: Symphony No. 100), 3 May 1949 (Leonore No. 1), 11 April 1950 (Die Weihe des Hauses), 25 February 1952 (Leonore No. 3), 27–29 February 1952 (Fidelio, Egmont, Coriolan), 27–29 February & 19 March 1952 (Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus); Grotezaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November­­ 1952 (Brahms: Haydn Variations
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Decca Releases: AK1808­–10, first issued July 1949 and LXT2683, first issued June 1952 (Haydn: Symphony No. 100) X311, first issued Mach 1950, unpublished on LP (Leonore No. 1); AX531–32, first issued June 1951 and LW5016, first issued May 1953, then on ACL 97 in 1958 (Die Weihe des Hauses); K23312, first issued c.1952 and LW5015, first issued May 1953, then on ACL 97 in 1958 (Coriolan); K23313, first issued 1952 and LW5018, first issued May 1953, then on ACL 97 in 1958 (Fidelio); LXT2741, first issued November 1952 (Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus); LXT2778, first issued April 1953 (Brahms: Haydn Variations); LW5015, first issued May 1953, then on ACL 97 in 1958 (Egmont); LW 5016, first issued May 1953, then on ACL 97 in 1958 (Leonore No. 3)
Beethoven: Prometheus Overture, 1947 recording, unpublished on 78rpm or LP

Reviews

‘Van Beinum and the Amsterdam orchestra give a beautifully sensitive performance throughout, considerably more alive than that of Furtwängler.’ Gramophone (Haydn Variations)

‘Van Beinum makes more of the music, gives a more confident and broad-based performance … The recording is excellent throughout … detailed comparison shows that in almost every case the London players are superior.’ Gramophone (Prometheus Ballet)