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Beethoven: Symphonies No 4 & 5 / Böhm, Vienna Philharmonic


Release Date: 10/04/1999 
Label:  Eloquence   Catalog #: 4631952   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Karl Böhm's epic tread through the Fourth Symphony's sunny fields may be the high point of the Austrian maestro's early 1970s Beethoven cycle, originally issued by Deutsche Grammophon. While Böhm's tempo choices clock in at less than the regulation standard, his penchant for absolute textural clarity generates its own momentum. In addition to the eloquent, sustained Adagio, Böhm's sobriety pays expressive returns by taking Beethoven's "ma non troppo" indication at face value in the fourth movement's Allegro finale. For all the Fifth Symphony's rock solid pacing and imposing stature, Böhm's unyielding baton serves up a rather four-square meal, as opposed to Carlos Kleiber's movable feast. Still, the loudest orchestral tuttis are Read more miraculously balanced, with each and every section aligned for maximum clarity and audibility. The gorgeous engineering has not dated a bit. Worth seeking out, considering Eloquence's bargain-basement price." --Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 

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