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Beethoven: Symphonies 1 & 7 / Giulini, La Scala PO


Release Date: 10/06/1992 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 48236   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a throwback to an older style of Beethoven playing, the style that the champions of authentic performance such as Roger Norrington have taught us to be wary of. The sound is an unashamedly old-fashioned one; it’s massive, full, and beautifully blended, even when the music seems to call for strong contrasts. The tempi are slow, even stately, and the joins between sections are nicely dovetailed... They may not have the thrilling energy that Norrington brings to bear in his recordings, but they have a wonderfully spacious quality, and the slowish tempi allow the inner parts to sound with unusual clarity.

-- Ivan Hewett, BBC Music Magazine
This is a throwback to an older style of Beethoven playing, the style that the champions of authentic performance such as Roger Norrington have taught us to be wary of. The sound is an unashamedly old-fashioned one; it’s massive, full, and beautifully blended, even when the music seems to call for strong contrasts. The tempi are slow, even stately, and the joins between sections are nicely dovetailed... They may not have the thrilling energy that Norrington brings to bear in his recordings, but they have a wonderfully spacious quality, and the slowish tempi allow the inner parts to sound with unusual clarity.

-- Ivan Hewett, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1991 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 28 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  Teatro Abanella, Milan, Italy 
Length: 41 Minutes 1 Secs. 

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