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Ludwig van Beethoven

Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Complete Symphonies

  • Type SACD hybrid
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917255027
  • Catalog number CC 72550
  • Release date 29 July 2016
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About the album

Over the past few years, Jan Willem de Vriend and The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra have made CD recordings of all the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven. This box contains them all.

At an international level, Jan Willem de Vriend is  more and more regarded as an outstanding conductor with a new, fresh point of view. As is his vision of Beethoven. Important classical magazines like Gramophone are enthusiastic about the series: "These are strong, thrustful performances which make sense in terms of  the music in hand and the orchestra;s own character and competence.

Jan Willem de Vriend has an intense passion for music. He will never stop investigating. Curiosity and eagerness are simply part of him and the way he works. And this means that, in his hands, music from the past comes to life, time and time again. (from the linernotes of Valentine Laout)

Hannes Minnaar plays Beethoven's Five Pianoconcertos


image Over a period of three years, pianist Hannes Minnaar recorded all five of Ludwig van Beethoven's piano concertos together with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra led by Jan Willem de Vriend. So far, two single volumes had been issued: one including Concertos Nos. 4 & 5, which was acclaimed by Gramophone as: "beginning a Beethoven cycle with the Fourth and Fifth Concertos is a bold move but one that pays off ...


Challenge Records

March 27th 2015 12:10
The 6 cds are packed in carton sleeves and in a slim-line box

Dave Hodgson

March 26th 2015 20:20
Is this set comprised of the original discs in separate cases in a cardboard sleeve or has it been repackaged in a slimline box?


August 25th 2012 07:34
Were these Beethoven symphonies recorded direct to DSD? If not, what was the sample rate of the PCM recordings? Thank you.

Challenge Records International

January 31st 2012 14:12
Dear Eric,
The Ninth Symphony (vol.5) will be out in April 2012 and the box with all the symphonies in May 2012 in the USA. We will gladly keep the good music coming! Thanks for your question.

eric j.

January 30th 2012 04:06
Dear Challege- Will this Beethoven symphonies box set be available for purchase within the USA? If so, when? Also, the Parsifal is great! Keep it coming. Thank you. Sincerely, Eric

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