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Beethoven: Symphonies No 7 & 8 / Abbado, Berlin Po


Release Date: 04/09/2002 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 471490   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Abbado's coupling of Nos. 7 and 8, taken from his complete Berlin cycle brings performances at generally brisk speeds that combine robust power and refinement. The result is more impressive even than his highly praised earlier coupling with the VPO. Dynamic contrasts are heightened, and the heightened, and the description 'Little One' of No. 8 is in no way apt, when the outer movements are so dramatic and the middle two winningly direct, avoiding mere charm while maintaining refinement."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
"Abbado's coupling of Nos. 7 and 8, taken from his complete Berlin cycle brings performances at generally brisk speeds that combine robust power and refinement. The result is more impressive even than his highly praised earlier coupling with the VPO. Dynamic contrasts are heightened, and the heightened, and the description 'Little One' of No. 8 is in no way apt, when the outer movements are so dramatic and the middle two winningly direct, avoiding mere charm while maintaining refinement."

-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
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Works on This Recording

1.
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: 12/1999 
Venue:  Great Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin 
Length: 38 Minutes 11 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Great Hall, Philharmonie, Berlin 
Length: 25 Minutes 11 Secs. 

Sound Samples

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
Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93: 1. Allegro vivace e con brio
Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93: 2. Allegretto scherzando
Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93: 3. Tempo di menuetto
Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93: 4. Allegro vivace

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