BEETHOVEN Symphonie No. 5 + 7 / Kleiber

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphonien No. 5 · No. 7
Wiener Philharmoniker
Carlos Kleiber
Int. Release 23 Sep. 2013
1 Blu-ray Audio / Download
0289 479 1106 7 Blu-ray Audio GH
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92

Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlos Kleiber

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:11:58

. . . these two Beethoven symphonies . . . are among the very finest performances of these works that have ever been captured in the studio. If there is a Beethoven Top 40 chart topper, Symphony No. 5 would certainly be the people's choice . . . Even those who know next to nothing about classical music would immediately recognize the "fate knocking at the door" theme that opens this work . . . The Vienna Musikvereinsaal is a concert venue with decent acoustics and this remastering gives us a good account of both symphonies with excellent spread across the stage . . . [the release offers] to newcomers an unprecedented opportunity to hear some extraordinary Beethoven symphonic performances by an interpreter who, for the most part, seemed to have a direct connection to its creator. For the best example that I can think of, the Allegretto second movement of the Seventh Symphony, often a formulaic afterthought in most recordings, gets a straight-to-the-core rendition that will stay with listeners long after this work is over.