Beethoven The 9 Symphonies Hybrid Stereo Japanese Import 5SACD

Orchestra of the 18th Century

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Limited Edition SACD 5-Disc Set!

Ludwig van Beethoven's 9 symphonies are performed on period instruments by the Orchestra of the 18th Century, conducted by Frans Brüggen, in addition to Overture "Egmont" and Overture "Coriolan" with the Gulbenkian Choir, Lisbon.

Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Re-mastering Engineer: Masaya Higashino (JVC Mastering Center Daikanyama Studio)
SACD Authoring: Atsuo Fujita (Ef Limited)


  • 5Disc Set
  • Super Audio CD
  • SACD Stereo SACD Layer
  • This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
  • Slipcase
  • Total Time: 5:57:24
  • Made in Japan


Orchestra Of The 18th Century period instruments
Frans Brüggen conductor
Lynne Dawson soprano
Jard van Nes contralto
Anthony Rolfe Johnson tenor
Eike Wilm Schulte baritone
Gulbenkian Choir, Lisbon


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Disc 1
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
  1. I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
  2. II. Andante cantabile con moto
  3. III. Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
  4. IV. Finale (Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace)
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
  1. I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
  2. II. Larghetto
  3. III. Scherzo (Allegro)
  4. IV. Allegro molto
Overture "Egmont", Op. 84 (from the music to J.W. von Goethe's tragedy)
  1. Sostenuto, ma non troppo - Allegro
Overture "Coriolan", Op. 62 (to H.J. von Collin's tragedy)
  1. Allegro con brio
Disc 2
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
  1. I. Allegro con brio
  2. II. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
  3. III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
  4. IV. Finale (Allegro molto)
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
  1. I. Allegro vivace e con brio
  2. II. Allegretto scherzando
  3. III. Tempo di menuetto
  4. IV. Allegro vivace
Disc 3
Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
  1. I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
  2. II. Adagio
  3. III. Allegro vivace
  4. IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastorale"
  1. I. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Allegro ma non troppo)
  2. II. Szene am Bach (Andante molto mosso)
  3. III. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
  4. IV. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
  5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm (Allegretto)
Disc 4
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
  1. I. Allegro con brio
  2. II. Andante con moto
  3. III. Allegro
  4. IV. Allegro
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
  1. I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
  2. II. Allegretto
  3. III. Presto - Assai meno presto
  4. IV. Allegro con brio
Disc 5
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
  1. I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
  2. II. Molto vivace
  3. III. Adagio molto e cantabile
  4. IV. Presto
  5. "O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!"
  6. Allegro assai
  7. Alla marcia (Allegro vivace assai)
  8. Andante maestoso - Adagio non troppo, ma divoto
  9. Allegro energico, sempre ben marcato
  10. Allegro ma non tanto

Disc 1: Recorded: May 1984 [No. 1], June 1988 [No. 2], July 1991 [Egmont], November 1991 [Coriolan], Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Disc 2: Recorded: November 1987, Nijmegen, The Netherlands [No. 3]; November 1989, Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands [No. 8]

Disc 3: Recorded: June 1990 [No. 4] & November 1990 [No. 6], Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Disc 4: Recorded: November 1988 [No. 7] & November 1991 [No. 5], Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Disc 5: Recorded: November 1992, Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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