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Beethoven: Symphonies 4 & 7 / Jurowski, Age of Enlightenment Orchestra


Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  Juxtapositions   Catalog #: 3079298  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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REVIEWS:

The sound is magnificent. The performances are well-crafted, and the camerawork shows just enough for Jurowski fans of his well-choreographed conducting. It is worth hearing just for the wonderfully rasping horns in the Trio, and the especially beautiful account of Symphony No. 4.

– BBC Music Magazine

How lucky the Parisians were to experience this magnificent concert. It begins with the Coriolan overture, passion offset by delicate, liquid playing from the woodwind. The Seventh Symphony is even better. Jurowski keeps an iron grip on the dancing rhythm of the first-movement Vivace,
Read more screwing up the tension with the minor-and-major-second clashes in the development section.

– Gramophone

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Works on This Recording

1.
Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Vladimir Jurowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 fantastic performance October 22, 2019 By John Brauer (FISH CREEK, WI) See All My Reviews "This video is a terrific recording of a wonderful concert of Beethoven. Usually I am not very fond of "original instruments", but here the natural (valveless) horns and trumpets are a joy to hear. Special kudos go to the timpanist, whose sound explodes with great expression at just the right places. Everyone plays without vibrato, which is a big change from most performances. I wish, however, that the flutes had a more modern sound." Report Abuse
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