Beethoven / Le Concert Des nations / Jordi Savall – Revolution: Symphonies 6 À 9 (2021) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Beethoven / Le Concert Des nations / Jordi Savall - Revolution: Symphonies 6 À 9 (2021) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Beethoven / Le Concert Des nations / Jordi Savall – Revolution: Symphonies 6 À 9 (2021)
[Hi-Res SACD Rip]

3x Discs / SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
3x Discs / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 7.84 GB (ISO) + 9.42 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Alia Vox | EU | Cat#: AVSA9946 | Genre: Classical

The period-instrument Beethoven symphony cycle from Le Concert des Nations and its conductor, Jordi Savall, was delayed multiple times by the COVID-19 pandemic, including by the affliction of Savall himself. It was completed in the fall of 2021, which, Savall points out, was still within the Beethoven 250th-anniversary year. Little distraction is evident in the playing, with the musicians following Savall through detailed texture work at blistering tempos just as remarkably as they did in the collection of the first five symphonies. Those tempos, Savall’s trademark in Classical-period music, will be a point of contention; the slow movement of the Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (“Choral”) comes in between two and five minutes shorter than most other readings. The Minuet of the Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, loses its wry humor at Savall’s clip and the rapidity of the first three movements of the Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (“Pastoral”), drains energy from the thunderstorm fourth. On the plus side, Savall tones down the rather violent timpani strokes of his earlier set, and his attempt to break up the big string sound of modern-instrument versions pays big dividends throughout in inner-line details and fresh phrasing that shine through even the fast pace of events. His horn section is especially fluent, avoiding blasting sounds and keeping fully on top of the lines. The 35-member Concert des Nations is augmented by a couple dozen younger players from around Europe, and the Capella Nacional de Catalunya does the same with younger singers in the Ninth. The resulting ensemble size is probably close to that of Beethoven’s time, and listeners who buy the tempos indicated by Beethoven’s metronome markings in the late works might find these truly authentic performances. ― Allmusic

Disc 1
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’
01. I. Angenehme, heitere Empfindungen, welche bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande im Menschen erwachen. Allegro ma non troppo – 11:07
02. II. Szene am Bach. Andante molto moto – 12:07
03. III. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute. Allegro – 04:54
04. IV. Donner, Sturm. Allegro – 04:03
05. V. Hirtengesang. Wohltätige, mit Dank an die Gottheit verbundene Gefühle nach dem Sturm. Allegretto – 09:56

Disc 2
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
01. I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace – 14:05
02. II. Allegretto – 07:33
03. III. Presto – Assai meno presto – 08:30
04. IV. Allegro con brio – 09:11
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
05. I. Allegro vivace e con brio – 08:24
06. II. Allegretto scherzando – 03:43
07. III. Tempo di menuetto – 05:28
08. IV. Allegro vivace – 07:11

Disc 3
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 ‘Choral’
01. I. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso – 14:05
02. II. Molto vivace – 12:56
03. III. Adagio molto e cantabile – 11:23
04. IV. Presto – Allegro Assai – 05:47
05. V. Presto – Recitativo – 03:18
06. V. Allegro assai vivace alla marcia – 09:20
07. V. Allegro ma non tanto – 04:16




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