KEMPEN Beethoven: Symphonies 2 & 5, Creatures of Prometheus (1940/41) - PASC327

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KEMPEN Beethoven: Symphonies 2 & 5, Creatures of Prometheus (1940/41) - PASC327

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Overview

BEETHOVEN The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43 - Overture, Ballet No. 8
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 36
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 
Studio recordings, 1940 & 1941
Total duration: 79:16

Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor Paul van Kempen

This set contains the following albums:

Paul van Kempen's Dresden Philharmonic tackles major works by Beethoven

Excellent wartime recordings in fabulous new Obert-Thorn transfers


The sources for the transfers were postwar yellow-label DGG shellac pressings for the Creatures of Prometheus selections and black-label wartime Polydors for the symphonies. Despite their occasional sonic imperfections, these recordings are significant in that van Kempen did not return to these scores in the studio in the LP era. As far as I am aware, the Prometheus excerpts and the Second Symphony have never appeared on CD before.


Mark Obert-Thorn


  • BEETHOVEN The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43 - Overture, Ballet No. 8
    Recorded 7 July 1941 in Dresden
    Matrix nos.: 1683 ½ GS 9, 1684 ½ GS 9, 1685 ½ GS 9 and 1686 ½ GS 9
    First issued on Polydor 57156 and 57157

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 36
    Recorded April, 1940 in Dresden
    Matrix nos.: 1308 ½ GE 9, 1311 ¾ GE 9, 1312 ½ GE 9, 1313 ½ GE 9, 1314 GE 9, 
    1315 ¾ GE 9, 1316 ½ GE 9, 1317 ½ GE 9 and 1318 ½ GE 9
    First issued on Polydor 67608 through 67612

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
    Recorded 7 July 1941 in Dresden
    Matrix nos.: 1509 ½ GE 9, 1510 ½ GE 9, 1511 GE 9, 1512 GE 9, 1513 ⅝ GE 9,
    1514 ½ GE 9, 1515 ⅝ GE 9, 1516 ⅝ GE 9 and 1517 ½ GE 9
    First issued on Polydor 67635 through 67639

    Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
    Paul van Kempen
    conductor

Producer and Audio Restoration Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn
Cover artwork based on a photograph of Paul van Kempen

Total duration: 79:16