Beethoven: The Ten Symphonies — Morris / London Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: The Ten Symphonies — Wyn Morris / London Symphony OrchestraA great Beethoven cycle in the grand tradition – including a realization of the Tenth Symphony – returns to the catalogue at an unbeatable price!

MC199 – 5 CDs

Wyn Morris clearly belongs to the very small body of conductors whose work proves there’s still plenty to be said about Beethoven with traditional forces. … Morris knows his Beethoven and conducts it (a bit like Burton speaking Shakespeare) with an ardour and a love of tonal splendour that is indeed close to that old and revered school of German Beethoven interpretation… The performance (of the Eroica) has energy and eloquence. … Wagner’s description of the Seventh, ‘the apotheosis of the dance’, can rarely have sounded more appropriate. … [The Eighth is] full of delight.”

Beethoven: The Ten Symphonies — Wyn Morris / London Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: The Ten Symphonies

Wyn Morris / London Symphony Orchestra

  • Catalog Number: MC-199
  • E1 Catalogue Number: MCS-CD-199
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • EAN: 851950001995
  • US Release date: April 5, 2011

The Independent hailed Wyn Morris as “one of the finest conductors that Britain has produced.” In the late 1980s, Morris broke with the trend toward “authentic” interpretation and recorded a traditionalist cycle of the Beethoven symphonies with the London Symphony Orchestra that included Barry Cooper’s realization of the composer’s incomplete Tenth Symphony. The performances, infused with energy and passion, eloquently convey the music’s romantic heart and the portrait of a composer whose mature artistic vision was decades ahead of his time.

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  • First release of Beethoven’s Ten Symphonies on five CDs
  • New liner notes on the artist and music by Gene Gaudette
  • Dr. Barry Cooper’s comments his bold realization of the Tenth Symphony

Disc 1: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 “Eroica”
Disc 2: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 6 “Pastoral”
Disc 3: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7
Disc 4: Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 10
Disc 5: Symphony No. 9 “Choral”

Produced by John Boyden
Engineered by Trygg Tryggvason
Reissue produced for Musical Concepts by Gene Gaudette