Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92by Ludwig van Beethoven Conductor:
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria Length: 37 Minutes 45 Secs.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93by Ludwig van Beethoven Conductor:
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria Length: 26 Minutes 54 Secs.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72aby Ludwig van Beethoven Conductor:
Period: Classical Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria Length: 13 Minutes 35 Secs.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E majorby Ludwig van Beethoven Conductor:
Period: Classical Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs.
Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 2. Szene am Bach: (Andante molto mosso)
Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto
Overture "Leonore No.3", Op.72b
Fidelio op.72: Overture
Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92: 1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92: 2. Allegretto
Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92: 3. Presto - Assai meno presto
Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92: 4. Allegro con brio
Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93: 1. Allegro vivace e con brio
Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93: 2. Allegretto scherzando
Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93: 3. Tempo di menuetto
Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93: 4. Allegro vivace
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Solid, well performed and not dragging at all!October 13, 2014By Tony Engleton See All My Reviews"10-12-2014 I M STrting a new form of writing my reviews. After a few hundred of very long----TOO LONG-------and wordy treatments, I 've decided to invoke a two part format. prt I is the specifics of the recording, times, orchestral forces, technological result and so history regarding the conductor, music and the reading that is the overall results, then on to rt II. In that section, I will try tp CONCISELY attempt to summarize my thoughts and draw some personal conclusions from them. WITHOUT RAMBLING, I shall not bore you nice folks any more------Do I hear an AMEN?????!!! BRAVO!!!!!! Here goes. TECHNICAL OVER-VIEW In this DGG twin pack CD set, including the Symphonies numbers 6, 7 and 8, plus a pair of Overtures, there is very little information regarding the actual date these works were captured, but it appears it was around the very early 1970's, and in Vienna. Since it is the VPO and Karl Bohm, we have gotten fine sound, clean crisp edges, excellently balanced rhythms and an overall reading of superlative eloquence and with plenty of that typical Bohm vigor, the good Doctor was known for. A native of Salzburg, he seemed at home in that provincial, little area, and loved the Festival as one of his personal life's several joys. He became synonymous with it's "goings-on, and every year, interrupted only by occasional war madness, he made his nest in the warm, charming fruitful corners of this much visited home of Amadeus, another of his strong suited geniuses. if all we had, from Austria was this annual Festival, we couldn't really complain very greatly, as it always sampled for us, opera, sacred music, symphonies, concerti chamber-music and I also imagine, lectures and presentations by such notable scholars as KB, Harnoncourt, and probably a German/Austrian academic as well. The more the merrier. The elapsed times for these efforts are as follows. the Sym. #6 = 45:12, #7 = 37:45 and #8 = 26:54. the included Leonore Overtures III and Fidelio Overture are 13:35 and 6:15 respectively. Adding zest and brightness to the overall lengthy proceedings. Combine, these CD's rake in over just short of 110 minutes and I got for about $8.00 used. There is no real booklet, nor is there much helpful written info to aid a new or curious listener. Almost $8.00 for about 71 minutes of Beethoven isn't bad, but what about the music? My personal top three Beethoven Symphonies are the 3rd, 7th and 8th, in that order, and is far from conventional. I leave the 9th, 5th and the 6th for further down the scale, and that hasn't changed in decades. The "Eroica," is simply of=ne of the best artistic expressions ever made. Like my favorite shirt, or slacks or pillow, it's a matter of personal preferences, as we all have them, and to follow the crowd, or break away from it is no big thing to me. I'm simply comfortable in my own skin, and with each hearing, these choices are solidified even more so. ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS As I sit back in my Lazy Boy, prop up my dogs, and puff on my pipe, the sound of this Bonn Master returns with his familiar messages, all I've heard before but seldom if ever, hackneyed or worn down. And, if I need a boost in energy, I need only reach for my copy of his famous Heligengenstadt Testament, I keep handy, because I'm too lazy to get up and walk to my computer for a retieveal. One of Music's greatest essays, far out distancing Wagners diatribes concerning the Jews ****************************NEEDS TO TOP************************"Report Abuse
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