The Symphonies (DVD)
The Symphonies (DVD)
The Spanish Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (1933-2014) concluded his acclaimed international conducting career of almost six decades with two memorable years as the venerated Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live in concert at the new DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen, this exclusive DVD box set combines Frühbeck de Burgos’ powerful interpretation of the complete Symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven with his spectacular renderings of Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz and Richard Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie as well as Joaquín Rodrigo’s popular Concierto de Aranjuez, featuring the world-renowned Spanish guitarist Pepe Romero.
"A very welcome and important tribute to a great conductor" Pizzicato
"Consider this release a testimonial to one of the greats of the musical world and one to treasure and share with your family and friends" TheaterByte
The Symphonies were recorded during the two-year period in which Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos led the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
The box set includes a 100-page booklet with an extensive essay by the Danish composer and writer Karl Aage Rasmussen, who authoritatively takes the reader through Beethoven's nine Symphonies. The book is presented in four languages – English and Danish as well as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos's own languages German and Spanish.
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 (1799/1800)
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36 (1801-1802)
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica” (1803-05)
Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60 (1806)
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 (1804-1808)
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” (1808)
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (1811-12)
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 (1812)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral” (1822-1824) †
RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez (1939) *
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 (1830)
STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony), Op. 64 (1911-1915)
† Albina Shagimuratova, soprano; Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano; Scott MacAllister, tenor; Johan Reuter, bass; the Danish National Concert Choir
* Pepe Romero, guitar