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Bruno Walter Edition - Beethoven: Symphonies 3 & 8


Release Date: 05/16/1995 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64461   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Walter expansiveness also permeates the Eroica which has weight and gravitas rather than high drama. None the less, the performance remains compelling throughout, with the Funeral March shaped with great eloquence. The coupled Eighth Symphony is rather low key for such a cheerful, energetic work, the measured tempos at times threatening the forward momentum. Here there is not the lift in the finale that one so enjoys in the Second.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [8/1995]
The Walter expansiveness also permeates the Eroica which has weight and gravitas rather than high drama. None the less, the performance remains compelling throughout, with the Funeral March shaped with great eloquence. The coupled Eighth Symphony is rather low key for such a cheerful, energetic work, the measured tempos at times threatening the forward momentum. Here there is not the lift in the finale that one so enjoys in the Second.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone [8/1995]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro con brio
II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
IV. Finale. Allegro molto
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Allegretto scherzando
III. Tempo di Menuetto
IV. Allegro vivace

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