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Beethoven: Symphonies No 4 & 5 / Kubelik, Bavarian Radio So


Release Date: 05/27/2003 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 95493   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rafael Kubelik was a strong and diverse personality, renowned in the musical capitals of the world as a tireless perfectionist who, in spite of a powerful emotional impetus and alert intellect, never aspired to stardom. The concept of adhering strictly to musical texts was alien to Kubelik. He strove rather to realize his vision of the work in hand, which he did with the intuitiveness of a conductor who also composes. As with several of his great contemporaries his presence and charisma were tremendous while conducting and while "governing" (as he jokingly called it). Nothing would escape him, even on the spur of the moment, and he would react immediately with spontaneity and decisiveness. His artistic creed was clearly formulated: "I Read more believe that music and art can only then be legitimate when they endeavor to improve humanity...without that aesthetic justification Art would remain an ingenious game." About Beethoven Kubelik said: "Already as a child I wanted to have the scores of the Beethoven symphonies. I could read music before I learned to write and do arithmetic. The first impressions were enormous; they stick and remain engraved forever." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/23/1979 
Venue:  Live  Beethoven Hall, Bonn, West Germany 
2.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/20/1969 
Venue:  Live  Congress Hall, German Museum, Munich 

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