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Ferenc Fricsay Edition Vol 6 - Beethoven: Symphonies no 7 & 8

Ferenc Fricsay, Conductor Rias-symphonie-orchester
Release Date: 10/07/2008 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 95593  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

recording date: 1953, 1954, 1952 Aged 34, Ferenc Fricsay conducted the RIAS Symphony Orchestra for the first time and was immediately contracted as Chief Conductor. In only a few years, rehearsing unrelentingly, he transformed the orchestra into an internationally renowned, top-class ensemble. The RIAS recordings were made towards the end of Fricsay's first engagement with the RIAS; they show orchestra and conductor at the height of their collaboration. The virtuosity and precision of the orchestra's performance in all sections makes the ensemble the ideal medium for Fricsay's uncompromising interpretations. The recordings revive Fricsay's music-making in its dazzling modernity - music making which was unheard of and hugely influential Read more around 1950, and whose consequence is fascinating even today. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952-1954 
2. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952-1954 
3. Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Ferenc Fricsay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1952-1954 

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