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Emmanuel Krivine and La Chambre Philharmonique perform Beethoven: Symphonies No. 4 and No. 7

The Complete Beethoven Symphonies

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Wagner saw in Beethoven's Ninth and last symphony the "redemption of music" and proclaimed it "the human gospel of art to come". It harbored all the elements that serve to embody Wagner's total art: the instruments reached out to the magic of the "poetic verb" (Schiller's Ode to Joy) and the art of sounds united with that of words.

There are indeed different ways of listening to Beethoven as grandiose or grandiloquent. However all of Beethoven's symphonies seem to have created visonnary images and heroic impressions in those that heard them.

The complete Beethoven symphonies on period instruments, performed by the Chambre Philharmonique and conducted by Emmanuel Krivine was available live and is now available on delayed streaming on medici.tv and on citedelamusique.tv.

In the press:

"If one element were to stand out from [...] Beethoven's complete symphonies by the Chambre Philharmonique on period instruments [...] it would be Krivine's glowing vitality and humanity and the enthusiasm and lightness that he transmits to his orchestra."
Nila Djadvjee, Resmusica.com, May 2010

"With the complete Beethoven symphonies, Emmanual Krivine lays one of the milestones of his career as a conductor."
"With the help of his excellent musicians, Krivine elborates subtle and splendid patterns and supple and incisive rhythms."
Alain Bœuf, Le Dauphin libéré, May 2010

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Broadcast date : April 14, 2011, 6 p.m.

Movie director : Isabelle Soulard
Musical form : Symphony

Location : Cité de la musique (Paris, France)
Recording date : 14/04/2011
Production date : 2011
Production : © Cité de la musique / La Chambre Philharmonique



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