BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT Symphonies / Böhm

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 6 »Pastorale«

FRANZ SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 5
Wiener Philharmoniker
Karl Böhm
Int. Release 14 Jul. 1995
1 CD / Download
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The Originals


Track List

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 - "Pastoral"

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, D. 485

6.
5:48

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Total Playing Time 1:13:57

A Pastoral of relaxed gait in which every tempo and every colour seems so right: Sunday in the park with Karl, perhaps.

Schubert's love of life is nowhere more evident than here.

Karl Böhm's Beethoven is a compound of earth and fire . . . His reading is generally glorious and it remains one of the finest accounts of the work ever recorded. It still sounds well and the performance (with the first-movement exposition repeat included) has an unfolding naturalness and a balance between form and lyrical impulse that's totally satisfying. The brook flows untroubled and the finale is quite lovely, with a wonderfully expansive climax . . . [his Schubert] is a superb version of this lovely symphony, another work that suited Böhm especially well. The reading is weighty but graceful, with a most beautifully phrased Andante (worthy of a Furtwängler), a bold Minuet and a thrilling finale. The recording is splendid.