Beethoven 9 Philippe Herreweghe

Ludwig van Beethoven - The 9 Symphonies (Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Philippe Herreweghe) (2004-2009)

Ludwig van Beethoven - The 9 Symphonies (Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Philippe Herreweghe) (2004-2009)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 1.45 GB
Label: Pentatone | TT: 5h 36'49

Conductor Philippe Herreweghe returns to the helm of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic for another set of Beethoven symphonies on the PentaTone label, this time the First and Third. Again presented as a multi-channel SACD hybrid disc, PentaTone's sound is clean and detailed without too much digital sterility. Unlike the album that included the Fifth Symphony and was fraught with many rhythmic peculiarities, Herreweghe's reading of the First and Third symphonies seems diligently respectful to every nuance of the score.
Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - Mozart: Requiem K.626, Kyrie K.341 (1997)

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées - Mozart: Requiem K.626, Kyrie K.341 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 53:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901620 | Recorded: 1996

December 1791, the final Requiem. Tired by his many voyages around Europe ever since he had been rejected in Vienna, Mozart could not find the strength to honour his promise to compose a Requiem in record time for the person who had commissioned it… He was in fact to be struck down by illness during its composition and it was his pupil Süssmayr who finished the work according to his instructions. This version remains the most convincing, for the presence and grandeur of Mozart are present everywhere - in the baroque imagination and the classical style, in the universal unrest and the sheer terror of a man alone in the face of Death.
Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (1995)

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis op.123 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 329 Mb | Total time: 77:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901557 | Recorded: 1995

This really was quite a fine recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, one of the best in years and easily the best of the early music recordings. The Choeur de la Chapelle Royale et du Collegium Vocale sing with strength and stamina, but also with grace and beauty of tone. The Champs Elysees Orchestra plays with power and precision, but also with unity of ensemble and beauty of tone, a very rare quality in an early music orchestra. And Herreweghe himself is actually an apt interpreter of the work. Not only does he have a knack for bringing out better than the best in his performers, but he actually seems to believe in the spiritual and sublime essence of the work, a very, very rare quality in any conductor these days. The result is a performance which, while it doesn't rival the 1940 Toscanini, the 1965 Klemperer, or the 1974 Böhm, does express the overwhelming sense that the numinous is imminent. Harmonia Mundi's sound is rich and vibrant.
- James Leonard
Philippe Herreweghe, Choeur et Orchestre du Collegium Vocale -  Bach: Messe en si mineur (2000)

Philippe Herreweghe, Choeur et Orchestre du Collegium Vocale - Bach: Messe en si mineur (2000)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 519 Mb | Total time: 54:27+53:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # 901614.15 | Recorded: 1996

This recording is, quite frankly, a marvel. In the opening bars of the Kyrie, where tradition dictates a powerful, agonized cry for mercy, Philippe Herreweghe offers a gentle, awestruck plea that took this listener's breath away. Extroverted movements like the Gloria, Et resurrexit, and Sanctus lack nothing in excitement; Qui tollis and Dona nobis pacem feel like fervent prayers. Herreweghe's luminous Collegium Vocale and skillful, sensitive instrumentalists make every gesture, large and small, seem exactly right. The soloists have attractive voices that blend with the period instruments and each other; while each is exquisite, tenor Christoph Prégardien and alto Andreas Scholl are magnificent. Underlying the entire performance is a sense of contemplative wonder that suits this deeply religious music perfectly.
-Matthew Westphal
Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (1980/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (1980/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 366:08 minutes | 12.0 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Bernstein at 100 is a two-year global celebration of the 20th century cultural giant officially commencing on 22 September 2017. This remastered Beethoven Symphonies is the first product in DG’s suite of Bernstein releases to mark the occasion.
Philippe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (2011) (5 CDs)

Philippe Herreweghe, Royal Flemish Philharmonic - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (2011) (5 CDs)
MP3 320 kbps | 5CDs, 05:36:49 min | 617 mb | Covers -> 18,7 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: PentaTone Classics

This disc represents Volume 2 of a set of the complete Beethoven symphonies currently in progress (the first volume, on the Talent label, included Symphonies 4 and 7 and was reviewed by Colin Anderson in 29:2). In a clumsily translated note Herreweghe refers to “nature” trumpets and “Baroque kettle drums with modern tuning”; these would appear to be the only concessions to period practice—by all accounts, the Royal Flemish orchestra employs modern instruments. This series would appear, then, to be comparable to the latest set conducted by Roger Norrington, with the orchestra of the Stuttgart Radio, on Hänssler.
Philippe Herreweghe - Philippe Herreweghe: A Conversation with Camille De Rijck (2017)

Philippe Herreweghe - Philippe Herreweghe: A Conversation with Camille De Rijck
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 349:04 min | 1.37 GB
Label: Phi | Tracks: 66 | Rls.date: 2017

Happy 70th birthday, Philippe Herreweghe!
In a series of interviews with Camille De Rijck, Philippe Herreweghe sums up his musical trajectory by offering the reader his reflections, intermingling musical and personal considerations. A selection of archive illustrations to delight the eyes and an updated biography complete the contents of the book, which is published in four languages (English, French, German and Dutch). A five-disc compilation of extracts chosen and discussed by the conductor himself provides an musical counterpoint to the text. The selection enables you to explore a whole life through the finest works of such composers as Lassus, Schein, Bach, Beethoven, Mahler, Dvořák and Stravinsky.
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ich elender Mensch & Leipzig Cantatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:15 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For the second time on the Phi label, Philippe Herreweghe presents four Bach cantatas written during the first year the composer spent in Leipzig. In relation to the repertoire composed in Weimar, the instrumentarium is enlarged to adapt to the size of the churches of Saint Thomas and Saint Nicholas. But, above all, the instrumental virtuosity is much greater, as are the vocal demands confronting the choirs and solo singers, trained at the time by Bach himself.
Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe - J.S.Bach: Ach Susser Trost! Leipzig Cantatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:10 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The four cantatas selected by Philippe Herreweghe for this recording date from the first year of Bach s activity in Leipzig. Written at a tight pace between late July and early September 1723, they underscore the composer s obvious effort to establish original musical proposals. He continually showed musicians and listeners that he was not serving them routine cantor s music, but was writing sacred music as a true Kapellmeister. In this first volume of Bach cantatas for the PHI label, the Collegium Vocale Gent interprets some of the cantatas for the first time.
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2012)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale - Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:17 | 806 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Phi | Catalog: LPH 007

Philippe Herreweghe's 2011 recording of Ludwig van Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in D major receives high marks, not only for the elegant period treatment, but also for the profound conviction of the performance. The Collegium Vocale Ghent and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées deliver the music with a somewhat smaller sound than one usually hears in modern performances; the Classical proportions of the ensembles allow details to stand out with utter clarity and the choral parts to move with greater fluidity and transparency than permitted with much larger choruses.