Legendary Beethoven Symphonies – Abbado & the Berliner Philharmoniker
Concert

Legendary Beethoven Symphonies – Abbado & the Berliner Philharmoniker

Moments of Magic in Rome

Performance date: 01/01/2000
385 Min

The 2001 performance of Beethoven's nine symphonies in Rome by the Berliner Philharmoniker and its principal conductor at the time, Claudio Abbado, remains one of the greatest magical moments in the last decades. Towards the end of his tenure, Abbado, who had recovered from a serious illness, contrasted the world-renowned interpretation of his predecessor Herbert von Karajan with one of his own, characterised by brisk tempi, transparency and dramaturgical sovereignty. The fact that Abbado brings these summit works of Viennese Classicism to life with the Berlin orchestra in his native Italy beautifully illustrates the European spirit that animated the great conductor throughout his life.

Soloists
Karita Mattila (Soprano), Thomas Moser (Tenor), Eike Wilm Schulte (Bass), Violeta Urmana (Alto)
Ensembles
Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Conductor
Claudio Abbado
1
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
    30:19
    2
    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
      37:58
      4
      5
      Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
        39:43
        7
        Ludwig van Beethoven
        Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
          42:52
          8
          Ludwig van Beethoven
          Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
            31:32
            9
            Ludwig van Beethoven
            Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
            • Karita Mattila (Soprano)
            • Eike Wilm Schulte (Bass)
            • Violeta Urmana (Alto)
            • Thomas Moser (Tenor)
            01:08:55