This Orchid Classics Release Presents the First Volume, Consisting of the First Four Symphonies, of the Copenhagen Philharmonic's New and Complete Traversal of Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 1-9 with Their Chief Conductor, Lan Shui. Typically for This Orchestra, When Playing Beethoven and Other Classical Repertoire, the Modern Timpani and Brass Instruments Are Changed for Copies of Instruments from Beethoven's Time, Resulting in a Unique and Compelling Sound. As It's Chief Conductor Since the 2007/08 Season, Mr. Shui and the Copenhagen Philharmonic Have Been Garnering Considerable International Critical Acclaim for Their Concert and Recording Efforts. Founded in 1843, the Copenhagen Philharmonic Is One of Five Nationally-Supported Danish Orchestras Charged Collectively with Bringing Classical Music to the Entire Country, As Well As Engaging in Activities Aimed at the Dissemination of Classical Music and Culture to Children and Young Adults, Both Inside and Outside the School Environment.