Colin Davis – Beethoven Odyssey
Colin Davis
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4841728
Barcode
00028948417285
Format
12-CD
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CD 1
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36*
Overture – Leonore No. 3, Op. 72b*
BBC Symphony Orchestra (Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2)
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis
*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA
°PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED ON PHILIPS/DECCA

CD 2
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’*
Overture – Coriolan, Op. 62°
Overture – Leonore No. 1, Op. 138
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis
*FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE ON DECCA
°FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA

CD 3
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Overture – Egmont, Op. 84*
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60°
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93°
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis
*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA
°FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE ON DECCA

CD 4
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE ON DECCA

CD 5
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’*
Overture – Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus*
Overture – Leonore No. 2, Op. 72a°
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis
*FIRST CD RELEASE ON DECCA
°PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED

CD 6
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE ON DECCA

CD 7
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’
Helen Donath, soprano
Trudeliese Schmidt, mezzo-soprano
Klaus König, tenor
Simon Estes, bass
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Josef Schmidhuber, chorus master
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Sir Colin Davis

CD 8
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Arthur Grumiaux, violin
Concertgebouworkest
Sir Colin Davis

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Stephen Kovacevich, piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis

CD 9
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Stephen Kovacevich, piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
SIR COLIN DAVIS

CD 10
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 ‘Emperor’
Stephen Kovacevich, piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra (No. 3)
London Symphony Orchestra (No. 5)
Sir Colin Davis

CDs 11 & 12
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Mass in C major, Op. 86
Christiane Eda-Pierre, soprano
Patricia Payne, mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear, tenor
Kurt Moll, bass
Leslie Pearson, John Constable, organ
London Symphony Chorus
Richard Hickox, chorus master
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis

Mass in D major, Op. 123 ‘Missa Solemnis’
Anna Tomowa-Sintow, soprano
Patricia Payne, mezzo-soprano
Robert Tear, tenor
Robert Lloyd, bass
John Constable, organ
London Symphony Chorus
Richard Hickox, chorus master
London Symphony Orchestra

Recording information

CD 1
Recording Producer: Vittorio Negri
Balance Engineer: Vittorio Negri
Recording Locations: Wembley Town Hall, London, UK, 12–13 December 1975 (Symphonies Nos. 1, 2); Henry Wood Hall, London, UK, 22–24 April 1976 (Leonore No. 3)
Original Philips Releases: 9500 160 (Symphony No. 2, Leonore No. 3): May 1977; Symphony No. 1 unreleased on Philips

CD 2
Recording Producer: Volker Straus
Balance Engineer: Volker Straus
Recording Locations: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 15–21 September 1970 (Symphony No. 3, Coriolan); Wembley Town Hall, London, UK, 27 September 1971 (Leonore No. 1)
Original Philips Releases: 6500 141 (Symphony No. 3, Coriolan): September 1971; 6580 064 (Leonore No. 1): February 1973

CD 3
Recording Producers: Volker Straus (Egmont); Vittorio Negri (Symphonies Nos. 4, 8)
Balance Engineers: Volker Straus (Egmont); Vittorio Negri (Symphonies Nos. 4, 8)
Recording Location: Wembley Town Hall, London, UK, 19–20 December 1974 (Egmont), 27 February 1975 (Symphony No. 4), 16 March 1973 (Symphony No. 8)
Original Philips Releases: 9500 032 (Egmont, Symphony No. 4): April 1976; 6500 462 (Symphony No. 8): November 1974

CD 4
Recording Producers: Vittorio Negri (Symphony No. 5); Volker Straus (Symphony No. 6)
Balance Engineers: Vittorio Negri (Symphony No. 5); Volker Straus (Symphony No. 6)
Recording Locations: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 5–6 October 1972 (Symphony No. 5); Wembley Town Hall, London, UK, 11–12 July 1974 (Symphony No. 6)
Original Philips Releases: 6500 462 (Symphony No. 5): November 1974; 6500 463 (Symphony No. 6): May 1976

CD 5
Recording Producer: Vittorio Negri
Balance Engineer: Vittorio Negri
Recording Location: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 11–13 & 16–17 April 1962
Original Philips Release: 835 133AY (Symphony No. 6, Prometheus): October 1962

CD 6
Recording Producer: Vittorio Negri
Balance Engineer: Vittorio Negri
Recording Location: Henry Wood Hall, London, UK, 22–24 April 1976
Original Philips Release: 9500 219: March 1977

CD 7
Recording: Residenz, Herkulessaal, Munich, Germany, 15–19 July 1985
Original Philips Release: 416 353-1: May 1986

CD 8
Recording Producers: Vittorio Negri (Violin Concerto); Volker Straus (Piano Concerto No. 1)
Balance Engineers: Vittorio Negri (Violin Concerto); Volker Straus (Piano Concerto No. 1)
Recording Locations: Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 7–10 January 1974 (Violin Concerto); Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 15–16 September 1970 (Piano Concerto No. 1)
Original Philips Releases: 6500 775 (Violin Concerto): March 1975; 6500 179 (Piano Concerto No. 1): December 1971

CD 9
Recording Producer: Volker Straus
Recording Engineer: Volker Straus
Recording Location: Wembley Town Hall, London, UK, 19–20 December 1974
Original Philips Release: 6747 104: September 1975

CD 10
Recording Producer: Volker Straus
Balance Engineer: Volker Straus
Recording Location: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 24–28 September 1971 (Piano Concerto No. 3), 6–7 May 1969 (Piano Concerto No. 5)
Original Philips Releases: 6500 315 (Piano Concerto No. 3): January 1975; SAL 3787 (Piano Concerto No. 5): January 1970

CD 11 & 12
Recording Producer: Vittorio Negri
Balance Engineer: Vittorio Negri
Recording Locations: All Saints’ Church, Tooting, London, UK, 30 November & 2 and 5 December 1977 (Mass in C major); Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, 14–20 October 1977 (Missa solemnis)
Original Philips Release: 6769 001: September 1978