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Beethoven: Symphonies No 1 & 2 / Böhm, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


Release Date: 10/04/1999 
Label:  Eloquence   Catalog #: 4631942   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

"Under Karl Böhm's exacting leadership, Beethoven's first two symphonies breathe classicism and sobriety in every bar. While the C major Symphony's tempos tend toward the slow side, Böhm keeps the textures uncommonly clear and linearly cogent without sacrificing power. He takes all the repeats, including the rarely heard one in the second movement. The kinship between the Second Symphony's introduction and that of the Ninth emerges under Böhm's weighty but firm baton, comfortably easing into a not quite con brio Allegro that sings with unpressured animation. The lack of the exposition repeat renders the movement's proportions slightly askew. Böhm's spacious Larghetto, however, is a model of sustained control. Sadly, the remaining movements Read more crumble under heavyweight accents and a general lack of vitality. Still, one can't deny that a master conductor is firmly, if a bit unsmilingly in charge. Deutsche Grammophon's 1972 engineering hasn't lost one iota of gorgeousness." -- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 

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