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Beethoven: Symphonies No 4 & 7 / Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic

Beethoven / Berlin Philharmonic / Abbado
Release Date: 11/17/2009 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2051178  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

BEETHOVEN
SYMPHONIES Nos. 4 & 7

Berliner Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Recorded live at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, February 2001

Bonus:
Film - Abbado on Beethoven
Multi-Angle Feature - Conductor Camera (Symphony No. 7)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9 anamorphic
Sound formats: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (All)
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 81 mins + 26 mins (Bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1

"One could say, briefly but not inaccurately, that this is the antithesis of Karajan. Where he was smooth, this is rugged. Where he went in
Read more for broad tempos in slow movements, Abbado moves things along, without anything that we would recognise as a real adagio in the whole series. Where Karajan was positively addicted to legato, Abbado mainly persuades the Berliners to play in a more explosive, sometime more jagged way. Yet this very great orchestra always produces a richness of tone which no amount of new-fangled edginess can eliminate. The result is an almost unqualified success. No set of the symphonies is ideal throughout, but there is no modern set that I would rather hear than these. Listening to Abbado’s [performancs] vouchsafes different insights, but it really does make you hear these works afresh, and no lover of Beethoven can fail to revel in and learn from it."

-- Michael Tanner, BBC Music Magazine [Reviewing earlier release of these recordings]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2001 
2.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/2001 

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