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Classical - Released March 1, 2019 | LSO Live

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LSO Live celebrates the 90th birthday of one of the conducting world’s greats, Bernard Haitink. Few artists have a deeper understanding of the music of Beethoven than the celebrated Dutch conductor, who is known for his mastery of the great symphonic repertoire. This album focuses on Haitink's interpretations of Beethoven's concerto writing, coupling a new recording of Piano Concerto No 2 by Maria João Pires with a virtuosic performance of the Triple Concerto by Lars Vogt, Gordan Nikolitch and Tim Hugh, which was originally made alongside Haitink's now iconic cycle of the composer's complete symphonies. © LSO Live

Classical - Released January 1, 2014 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Distinctions Diapason d'or

Classical - Released January 1, 2007 | Decca Music Group Ltd.


Classical - Released August 17, 2018 | Decca Music Group Ltd.


Classical - Released June 1, 2004 | Warner Classics

Ineluctably and inevitably, one longs to love any and every performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. How could one not? After all, the Ninth is not only the greatest symphony ever composed, not only one of the greatest works in the history of art, but one of the indisputable proofs that humanity is indeed capable of transcendence. But as much as one longs to love Carlo Maria Giulini's 1972 recording of the Ninth with the London Symphony Orchestra, one can at best work up only a very damp enthusiasm for it and more because of the innate greatness of the music rather than any merit of the performance. Giulini's tempos are too torpid for the music to surge. His textures are too turgid for the music to sound. His interpretations are too tedious for the music to soar. The London Symphony Orchestra's playing is surprisingly slovenly. The London Symphony Orchestra Chorus' singing is otiose and orotund. The solo singers are mostly English mediocrities. And Giulini's Symphonies No. 6 and No. 8 are merely more of the same, but without singers. EMI's sound is overly opulent and underly detailed. Much as one longs to love any and every performance of the Ninth, this recording makes it almost but not quite impossible.

Classical - Released December 4, 1965 | Decca Music Group Ltd.


Classical - Released January 1, 1997 | Decca Music Group Ltd.


Classical - Released January 1, 2008 | Decca Music Group Ltd.


Classical - Released September 7, 2009 | Warner Classics


Classical - Released August 12, 2016 | La discothèque idéale de Diapason

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or

Classical - Released September 7, 2009 | Warner Classics


Film Soundtracks - Released December 6, 1994 | Sony Classical


Classical - Released February 5, 2007 | LSO Live


Classical - Released September 1, 2008 | Warner Classics