Symphonies nos. 2 & 3

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

“I heard your ballet yesterday and it pleased me very much!”1 (“Nun! gestern habe ich Ihr Ballett gehört, es hat mir sehr gefallen!”), so said Haydn to Beethoven in 1801, to which Beethoven replied: “O dear Papa, you are very kind; but it is far from being a Creation!” (“O, lieber Papa! Sie sind sehr gu?tig, aber es ist doch noch lange keine Schöpfung!”). Haydn was surprised and almost insulted by this remark, and he retorted: “That is true; it is not a Creation and I can scarcely believe that it will ever become one.” (“Das ist wahr, es ist noch keine Schöpfung, glaube auch schwerlich, daß es dieselbe je erreichen wird”)
According to William Kinderman2, this anecdote – about Beethoven’s ballet The Creation of Prometheus – is very plausible and also quite typical. It shows Beethoven’s predilection for plays on words. Haydn’s great oratorio The Creation (Die Schöpfung) had recently had its first performance, and it is telling that the two composers agreed that the ballet was “far from a Creation”. According to Kinderman, the Prometheus ballet is a creation myth in its own right, but it is actually the music of the Eroica that personifies the Promethean stature and that can be seen as the “creation”.

Tracklist

1.
Symphony no. 2 op. 36 in D - Adagio - Allegro con brio
12:17
2.
Symphony no. 2 op. 36 in D - Larghetto
10:21
3.
Symphony no. 2 op. 36 in D - Scherzo - Allegro
04:52
4.
Symphony no. 2 op. 36 in D - Allegro molto
06:49
5.
Symphony no. 3 op. 55 in Eb - Allegro con brio
16:48
6.
Symphony no. 3 op. 55 in Eb - Marcia funebre - Adagio assai
12:49
7.
Symphony no. 3 op. 55 in Eb - Allegro vivace
05:38
8.
Symphony no. 3 op. 55 in Eb - Finale - Allegro molto
11:25

Total time: 01:20:59

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Original Recording Format

Cables

Siltech

Digital Converters

DCS AD/DA

Microphones

Sonodore

Producer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording Engineer

Bert van der Wolf, Fir Suidema

Recording location

Muziekcentrum Enschede

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Pyramix

SKU

CC72532

Release Date August 8, 2014
SKU CC72532

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