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Beethoven: Symphonies No 5 & 7 / Kleiber, Vienna Philharmonic

Release Date: 01/23/1996 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 447400   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vienna Philharmonic/Carlos Kleiber. Deutsche Grammophon 447 400-2 [with Symphony No. 7]

In a performance of notable urgency, Kleiber gets the Vienna Philharmonic yet again to play the Fifth as if it were a first encounter. The reading is violent, sinuous, shadowy and impassioned, the effect compelling without being overwrought. Kleiber presides over a gripping first movement that goes like a shot, and is to be commended for observing such musicological niceties as the exposition repeats of both the first movement and the finale. The mid-’70s analog recording has received state-of-the art remastering, yielding sound that is vivid and detailed. With a barn-burning account of the Seventh as the coupling, this is a disc to die
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Works on This Recording

Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 33 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 38 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Selection recorded November 1975 and January 1976. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67: 1. Allegro con brio
Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67: 2. Andante con moto
Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67: 3. Allegro
Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67: 4. Allegro
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

Customer Reviews

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 Revival January 25, 2014 By Robin D. (Cremorne, NSW) See All My Reviews "How lucky are we to be able to go back to these Outstanding recordings & to be able to compare each of them with other versions. Total control over the or orchestra & having the experience of seeing some of these people & able to attend recent concerts & then to be able to compare is such a delight." Report Abuse
 Great Music - poor shipping January 2, 2014 By Michael Kennedy (Cincinnati, OH) See All My Reviews "I heard this music on our local public radio station and loved other versions of this composer's work, but this version beat them all. However, I liked this CD so much I wanted, and did, pay extra to have the CD shipped to me in two actually ended up taking five days! So, I'm wondering why did I pay extra for faster service and was made to wait?" Report Abuse
 Carlos Kleiber January 5, 2013 By Ralph Cavaliere (No. Massapequa, NY) See All My Reviews "I have both symphonies conducted by an assortment of great maestri and orchestras, including Toscanini with the NBC. Great recording and it rates with the best of them." Report Abuse
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