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Beethoven: Symphonies No 5 & 6 / Blomstedt, Staatskapelle Dresden


Release Date: 01/13/2009 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93840   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Herbert Blomstedt's Beethoven cycle with the Staatskapelle Dresden is one of the great ones, as much for the magnificent playing of this finest of all German orchestras as for Blomstedt's effortlessly musical interpretations... Blomstedt's more emotionally balanced conception [of the Fifth] is so well realized that I'm inclined to give him credit for bringing off an unconventional interpretation, particularly as the remainder of the symphony lacks for nothing in excitement or sheer power... Highlights of this cycle are many...a pellucid Sixth with luminous wind playing... The recordings, made in Dresden's Lucaskirche in the late 1970s and early '80s, put a silvery sheen around the players (winds especially) and strike an excellent balance Read more between clarity and warmth... [6/23/2002]

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
reviewing the complete Beethoven symphonies box set, Brilliant 99793
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 

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