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Beethoven: Symphonies No 7 & 8 / De Billy, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven / Vrso / De Billy
Release Date: 02/23/2010 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 640  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

The RSO Vienna’s Beethoven cycle under Bertrand de Billy is continually developing. These carefully illuminated recordings do not rely on external sensational effects but on fidelity to the score, careful disposition of the formal sections and highly precise musical cooperation, i.e. chamber music culture in a great symphony orchestra. And as is so often the case, the music has the most direct effect when it is allowed to speak for itself and not forced into channels of subjective or even eccentric “interpretation”. The fact that a characteristic Beethoven sound is nonetheless possible under Billy’s direction is proven by the two preceding CD
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
2. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: III. Presto, assai meno presto
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: I. Allegro vivace e con brio
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: II. Allegretto scherzando
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: III. Tempo di menuetto
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: IV. Allegro vivace

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