Editors’ Notes An orchestra that has Beethoven’s symphonies coursing through its collective veins signals a powerful start to the composer’s anniversary festivities—in the company of the most exciting of the younger generation of conductors. Andris Nelsons has a strong vision of these nine extraordinary works, rooted in the same tradition as the great Viennese orchestra. The highlights are a rich and dramatic Fourth, a punchy Fifth, a delightful “Pastoral,” a bouncy Eighth, and a suitably climactic “Choral” with a nicely matched quartet of soloists. A strong statement for Beethoven Year.

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Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: 1. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
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Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: 2. Andante cantabile con moto
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Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: 3. Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
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Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: 4. Finale (Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace)
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Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: 1. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
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Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: 2. Larghetto
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Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
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Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: 4. Allegro molto
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Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 1. Allegro con brio
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Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 2. Marcia funèbre (Adagio assai)
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Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
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Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 4. Finale (Allegro molto)
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Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: 1. Adagio - Allegro vivace
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Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: 2. Adagio
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Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: 3. Allegro vivace
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Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: 4. Allegro ma non troppo
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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: 1. Allegro con brio
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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: 2. Andante con moto
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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: 3. Allegro
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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: 4. Allegro
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Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Allegro ma non troppo)
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Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 2. Szene am Bach (Andante molto mosso)
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Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
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Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
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Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm (Allegretto)
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Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: 1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
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Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: 2. Allegretto
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Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: 3. Presto - Assai meno presto
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Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: 4. Allegro con brio
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Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: 1. Allegro vivace e con brio
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Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: 2. Allegretto scherzando
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Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: 3. Tempo di menuetto
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Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: 4. Allegro vivace
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 2. Molto vivace
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 3. Adagio molto e cantabile
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4a. Finale. Presto
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4b. Allegro assai
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4c. Presto - Recitativo "O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!"
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4d. Allegro assai vivace (alla Marcia)
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4e. Andante maestoso
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4f. Allegro energico e sempre ben marcato
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4g. Allegro ma non tanto
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4h. Poco allegro, stringendo il tempo, sempre più allegro – Presto
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