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23 Apr 2010

Willem Mengelberg / Amsterdam Concertgebouw - Beethoven. The Symphonies - AVRO / Telefunken 1937-1940

Symphony  no.1 in C major, op.21      I: Adagio molto - Allegro con brio  ~  II: Andante cantabile con moto  ~  
III: Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)  ~  IV: Finale (Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace)  
14 April 1940
Symphony  no.2 in D major, op.36      I: Adagio molto - Allegro con brio  ~  II: Larghetto  ~  III: Scherzo (Allegro)  ~  IV: Allegro molto
21 April 1940
Overture, "Fidelio", op.72c    28 April 1940
Symphony  no.3 in E flat major, op.55  "Eroica"   (Telefunken  SK 3117-22) ..not 'Live'...
I: Allegro con brio  ~  II: Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)  ~  III: Scherzo (Allegro vivace)  ~ IV: Finale (Allegro molto)  
11 November 1940         4 files zip FLAC  Mega Download

Symphony  no.4 in B flat major, op.60    I: Adagio -Allegro vivace  ~ II: Adagio  ~  III: Allegro vivace  ~ IV: Allegro ma non troppo
25 April 1940
Symphony  no.5 in C minor, op.67      I: Allegro con brio  ~  II: Andante con moto  ~  III: Allegro  IV: Allegro
18 April 1940  
Symphony  no.6 in F major, op.68  "Pastoral"     I: Allegro ma non troppo  ~  II: Andante molto mosso  ~  III: Allegro  ~  IV: Allegretto
21 April 1940                 3 files zip FLAC  Mega Download   

Symphony  no.7 in A major, op.92    I: Poco sostenuto - Vivace  ~  II: Allegretto  ~  III: Presto - Assai meno presto  IV: Allegro con brio
25 April 1940 
Symphony  no.8 in F major, op.93   I: Allegro vivace e con brio  ~  II: Allegretto scherzando  ~  III: Tempo di menuetto  ~  IV: Allegro vivace    
18 April 1940
Symphony  no.9 in D minor, op.125  "Choral"   
I: Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso  ~ II: Molto vivace  ~  III: Adagio molto e cantabile  ~  IV: Presto - Allegro assai
To van der Sluys (Soprano)  -  Suze Luger (Contralto)  -  Louis van Tulder (Tenor)  -  Willem Ravelli  (Bass) 
Toonkunstkoor, Amsterdam  -  Koninkliijke Oratorium-Vereniging
2 May 1940                     4 files zip FLAC   Mega Download  
Philips  6767 003  (8 LP box-set)  Issued 1977  'Live Concert Performances' from the Concertgebouw - 'AVRO', Hilversum recordings.
...extensively edited to remove many of the 'click/ticks', and repair numerous other defects originating from the 'AVRO' Acetates...  
Symphony 3 treble re-equalized by circa <+4dB due to a dull 78-to-LP transfer.

Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67    (Telefunken  SK 2210~13)    Recorded: 4 May 1937
Symphony no.8 in F major, op.93   (Telefunken  SK 2670~72)    Recorded: 9 November 1938
Telefunken / King Records  K17C-9507  (Japan)  Limited-edition 1985 reissue - c.1972 transfers           2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download
(Treble re-equalised due to slightly dull sound, as the above 'Eroica' )