Eduard van Beinum List of recordings

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Following is a list - based on a list by Robert Benson - of all (commercial) recordings Beinum made with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Label identification is indicated next to dates of the sessions. The list is updated and completed - a.o. with live recordings - by J.L. on 21-08-2001. The original list exists on Robert Benson's excellent site: Classical Cd Review, for the serious classical cd collector

Summer, 1940

Bach: Cantata BWV 169,'Gott soll allein mein Herze haben', Theodora Versteegh, alto

May 25, 1941(AVRO)

Beethoven: Ah! perfido op.65, Jo Vincent(soprano)

November 24-26, 1941 (Telefunken)

Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn

Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela, part of Lemminkaïnen-suite

May 17-21, 1943 (DG/Polydor)

Franck: Symphonic Variations (with Geza Anda)

Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart

Reger: Ballet Suite (DG/Polydor)

Johann Wagenaar: The Taming of the Shrew Overture

September 20-23, 1943 (Polydor)

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique )(never issued)

Bizet: Music from L'Arlesienne, Suite no.1 and 'Farandole' from Suite no.2

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances 5 and 8, Op. 46

Smetana: The Moldau

March 9-18, 1946 (first Decca/London recordings)

Berlioz: Excerpts from The Damnation of Faust, Trojan March from 'Les Troyens' (Beulah 1PD 17)

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2

(both recorded in Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London)

September 9-20, 1946 (Decca)

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring (Beulah 2PD11)

Mendelssohn: Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream, with hornsolo by Jan Bos (notturno)

Schubert: Symphony No. 5, D485

Wagner: Overture and Bacchanale from Tannhäuser (never issued)

September 10-22, 1947 (Decca)

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Britten: Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia from Peter Grimes

Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Haydn: Symphony No. 96, the Miracle

Franck: Psyché et Eros

Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Serenade for Strings (part 2)

Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile

November 2, 1947 (Jecklin)

Bach: first clavichordconcerto BWV1052, Dinu Lipatti, issued 1977, private recording

September 20-22, 1948 (Decca)

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (awarded Grand Prix du Disque)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 (with Kathleen Long), KV491

Tchaikovsky: Waltz from The Nutcracker

July 9, 1949 (concert performance)

Britten: Spring Symphony (premiere, with Jo Vincent, Kathleen Ferrier, Peter Pears)

September 15-23, 1949 (Decca)

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 3

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture

Gluck: Alceste Overture

Bach: Polonaise/Badinerie from Suite No. 2 (first recording) BVW1067 and Suite No.3 BWV1068

Beethoven: Egmont Overture

Smetana: The Moldau

Strauss: Don Juan

Sibelius: Finlandia

Wagner: introduction act 3, Lohengrin

September 1-24, 1951 (Decca)

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture. Excerpts Damnation of Faust. Marche hongroise

Franck: Symphonic Suite Psyché

Berlioz: Symphonic fantastique (Beulah 1PD17)

Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Haydn: Symphony No. 94, 'Surprise'

Mozart: Symphony No. 33, KV319

April/May 1952 (Decca)

Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (with soprano Margaret Ritchie)

Rossini: William Tell/La gazza ladra/La scala di Seta/Semiramide overtures

Schubert: Rosamunde Suite

Mendelssohn: Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Handel: Royal Fireworks Music

Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary

June 1952 (Audiophile Classics APL 101 543)

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, live performance

November/December 1952 (Decca)

Brahms: Tragic and Academic Festival Overtures

Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn

Schubert: Symphony No.4, D417

Sibelius: En Saga,Tapiola

Haydn: Symphony No. 96, 'the Miracle'

Haydn: Symphony No. 97

May 1953 (Decca)

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (with Clifford Curzon)

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7

Pijper: Symphony No. 3, (with piano part by Clifford Curzon )

Diepenbrock: Prelude and Entr'acte from Marsyas

Franck: Psyché Suite

September 14-16, 1953 (Decca)

Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes

Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, (variations and fugue on a theme by Purcell)

May 17-29, 1954 (first Beinum Philips recordings)

Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Henkemans: Violin Concerto (with Theo Olof)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Debussy: Images

Pijper: Six Symphonic Epigrams

Pijper: Piano Concerto (Hans Henkemans, pianist)

September 1, 1954

R.Escher: Musique pour l'esprit en deuil, radio recording

May 31/June 9, 1955 (Philips)

Bach: Orchestral Suites 1 and 2, BWV1066, BWV1067 (flute solo by Hubert Barwahser)

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4, Italian

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

Schubert: Symphony No. 3, D200

October 13-14, 1955 (Philips)

Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste

April 3-12, 1956 (Philips)

Bach: Orchestral Suites 3 and 4, BWV1068, BWV1069

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture

Thomas: Mignon Overture

Kodaly: Háry János Suite

May 22-25, 1956 (Philips)

Stravinsky: The Song of the Nightingale

Mozart: Serenade, K. 320

Mozart: Symphony No. 29, KV201

July 17, 1956 (Philips)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, violin solo by Jan Damen

September 17-25, 1956 (Philips)

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

Brahms: Symphony No. 3

Berlioz: Roman Carnival overture

December 3-12, 1956 (Philips)

Mahler: Song of the Earth/Songs of a Wayfarer (with Nan Merriman, ms; Ernst Haefliger, ten.)

December 7, 1956 (Philips )

A.Diepenbrock: Te Deum Laudamus, soloists: Erna Spoorenberg, sopr.; Nan Merriman, alt; Laurens Bogtman, bas; Ernst Haefliger, tenor - live performance

May 22-29, 1957 (Philips)

Schubert: Symphony No. 6, D589

Schubert: Symphony in b, D759, 'unfinished'

Debussy: La Mer/Nocturnes/Berceuse héroïque/ Marche écossaise(the first official stereo recordings)

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto, KV622 (with Bram de Wilde)

June 4-8, 1957 (Philips)

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (with Arthur Grumiaux, see notes below)

Mozart: Concerto for Flute and harp, KV299 (with Hubert Barwahser & Phia Berghout)

Sibelius: Valse triste, Finlandia

February 24, 1958 (Philips)

Brahms: Alto Rhapsody (with Aafje Heynis)

April 30/May 3,1958 (Philips)

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

Grieg: Elegaic Melodies

June 19, 1958

M.Flothuis: Symphonic music, radio recording

June 30, 1958 (Philips)

Ravel: Bolero

July 1-5, 1958 (Philips)

Handel: Water Music

Brahms: Violin Concerto (with Arthur Grumiaux)

September 23-27, 1958 (Philips)

Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Haydn

Ravel: La Valse

Brahms: Academic Festival / Tragic Overtures

Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

October 6-14, 1958

Brahms: Symphony No. 1

J. C. Bach: Sinfonias Op. 18, Nos. 2 and 4

October 15, 1958

A.Diepenbrock: Symphonic suite 'Elektra', radio recording

March 1-2, 1959 (Philips)

Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1 and 4 (with Robert Casadesus)(Beinum's last commercial recording)

March 12, 1959

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 (live Radio Nederland recording, issued in Philips' Beinum Commemorative LP set)

Eduard van Beinum, Mahler 4

The Van Beinum discography is enhanced with a number of CDs all with the Concertgebouw unless otherwise indicated:

Eduard van Beinum made many recordings. The only Mahler he recorded is The Song of the Earth and Songs of a Wayfarer, although he performed most of symphonies (radio tapes exist of the Third and Sixth Symphonies and are being considered for release).

Bruckner fared much better, as Beinum recorded Symphonies 7, 8, and 9. A March 12, 1959 concert performance of Symphony No. 5 released as part of a deluxe book commemorating the Concertgebouw Orchestra's Bruckner performances. A radio tape exists of Symphony No. 4 which may find its way onto CD. Now issued by APL, see below.


BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E Flat "Romantic"
Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orch/Eduard van Beinum, cond.

.....this is an important document, because on this moment of these great Bruckner-interpreter there exists alone recordings of the last three symphonies and a live recording of the Fifth. It is a very successfully performance, who particularly in the final part touches by the firm handling.....
Niek Nelissen in "Luister', De Slag, July/ Augustus 2001.

Philips issued (October 2000) a super-budget 4-CD set containing the 1959 Bruckner 5, their own recordings of Symphonies 8 and 9, and the Decca 1953 recording of Symphony No. 7. So, with the APL cd of Bruckner's 4th, you have all the Van Beinum recordings of Bruckner.  
New - Philips 468 828-2 - the violin concerto of Beethoven (June 1957), together with the Brahms violin concerto (July 1958) with the Belgium violinist Arthur Grumiaux.
All available in the budget 'Philips Dutch Masters' series.

All can be ordered through Kuiperklassiek, the Netherlands.



BEETHOVEN: Ah! perfido op.65 'Stemmen' (394624), Jo Vincent, (soprano)


BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 (live performance), (APL 101 543)

SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C Major. BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes, Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orch/Eduard van Beinum, cond.


APR 5611

RAVEL: Miroirs, Gaspard de la nuit, La valse, piano concerto in G.

Cor de Groot and Gerard van Blerk, piano.


BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8 ( 442 730)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9 ( 442 731)

Dutch Masters

BRUCKNER: Symphonies 5, 7, 8 and 9 (464 950-2, 4 CDs)

DEBUSSY: Orchestral works (462 069-2)

MAHLER: Song of the Earth/Songs of a Wayfarer ( 462 068-2)(with Nan Merriman, mezzo soprano and Ernst Haefliger, tenor.)

SCHUBERT: Symphonies 3, 6, 8 ( 462 724-2)

BRAHMS: Four Symphonies ( 462 083-2) (2 CDs)

MOZART: Symphony No. 29/Concerto for Flute & Harp ( 462 525-2)(one set with J.C.Bach)

J. C. BACH: Sinfonias Op. 18 Nos. 2 and 4 (462 525-2)(one set with Mozart)

BEETHOVEN/ BRAHMS: violin concerto of Beethoven (June 1957), together with the Brahms violin concerto (July 1958) with the Belgium violinist Arthur Grumiaux. Philips 468 828-2


BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring ( 431)

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto (Alfredo Campoli). Hebrides Overture. BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 (all with the London Philharmonic) ( 471)

HAYDN: Symphonies 96 (Concertgebouw) and 100; MOZART: Symphony No. 35 (London Philharmonic) ( 472)

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique (1946 recording). FRANCK: Symphonic Variations (Anda). RAVEL: Rapsodie espagnole ( 473)


BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring){POCL 4588)

ROSSINI: Four Overtures (Concertgebouw) TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo & Juliet (London Philharmonic) (POCL 4714)

BERLIOZ: Symphonic fantastique (1951 recording). Damnation of Faust excerpts. Roman Carival Overture (POCL 4713)

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 (1953 recording) (POCL 4589)

MAHLER: Symphony No. 4,(with soprano Margaret Ritchie); SIBELIUS: En Saga (POCL 4590)


BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7. TCHAIKOVSKY: Waltz from Serenade for Strings (CDK 1205)

BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra. STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring (CDK 1206)

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique (1946 recording). SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5. BEETHOVEN: Prometheus Overture (with London Phil) (CDK 1208).

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 (1947 recording) (CDK 1210) (also contains Brahms cond. by Clement Krauss)


BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 (1947 recording) (TAH 252)


BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique (1946 recording) BRITTEN: Peter Grimes excerpts (1947 recording) BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 (1947 recording) REGER: Ballet Suite . MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 (Kathleen Long). STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring. BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra REGER: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart (M&A 4-CD set 1054)


BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique (1951 recording). Excerpts from The Damnation of Faust (1946 recording). Trojan March (1PD17)

STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring (coupled with Albert Coates/LSO recordings) (2PD11)

Q DISC - 97015

11 CDs of live performances, plus DVD

This set is awarded with the 'Edison Classical Music Award 2001' for special releases of historical interest.The set contains most of the Van Beinum broadcasts during the period 1939-1957, both as conductor and pianist (Bach concerto for two harpsichords on the piano!). All the orchestral recordings are with the Concertgebouw Orchestra. This is on the Q-disc label, which is part of Centrum Nederlandse Muziek; album number 97015. It can be ordered - again - through Kuiperklassiek in Holland for less than $100 US dollars. Here are contents of the set:

CD1: Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Josef Pembaur)(8/9/1935); Bach: Cantata No. 56 (Mack Harrell) (19/2/1939); Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet (6/6/1940).

CD2: Bach: Concerto for two Harpsichords (van Beinum/Johannes den Hertog)(11/12/1939); Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Jo Vincent, sop/Rudolf Gall, clarinet)(7/7/1940); Schubert: Rosamunde Entracts (7/7/1940); Stephan: Music fuer Geige & Orchester (George Kulenkampff)(4/1/1940)

CD3: R. Mengelberg: Salve regina (To van der Sluys, sop)(2/10/1939); Franck: Four Excerpts from Psyche (15/5/1941); Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (Cor de Groot) (28/11/1940); Debussy: La Mer (30/1/1941).

CD4: Badings: Cello Concerto No. 2 (Carel van Leeuwen Boomkamp)(27/3/1941); Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 (date not certain).

CD5: Debussy: Printemps (8/7/1942); Reger: Ballet Suite (18/7/1943); Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra (10/9/1938)(Decca recording).

CD6: Debussy: Images (19/12/1948). Stravinsky: Firebird Suite (13/5/1948); Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2 (New York 11/10/1954).

CD7: Bach/Busoni: Concerto BWV 1052 (Dinu Lipatti, pianist) (2/10/1947); Brahms: Symphony No. 1 (25/10/1951).

CD8: Respighi: Fountains of Rome (16/10/1949). Andriessen: Miroir de Peine (Irma Kolassi, sop)(21/12/1952); Schonberg: Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16 (21/10/1951); Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Solomon).

CD9: Pijper: Symphony No. 3 (2/10/1957); Henkemans: Viola Concerto (Klaas Boon) (24/4/1956); Andriessen: Symphony No. 4 (19/10/1955) Escher: Musique pour l'esprit en deuil (? 1943)

CD10: Beethoven: Egmont Overture (New York 11/10/1954); Verdi: aria from Don Carlos (Boris Christoff, bass)(18/4/1956); Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Francescatti) (19/3/1958).

CD11: Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 4 (Menuhin)(Vienna 8/6/1956); Mozart: Symphony No. 40 (rehearsal 20/9/1956); Diepenbrock: Te Deum (soloists(a.o. Erna Spoorenberg,s.)/chorus)(7/10/1956) (Philips rec.)

The set also includes a DVD of a 1957 performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3.

For a review of this Q-disc set or other Van Beinum recordings see: ClassicalCdReview

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