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Beethoven: Symphonies No 3 & 8 / Weingartner, Vienna Po


Release Date: 05/27/2003 
Label:  Opus Kura   Catalog #: 2039   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Felix Weingartner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Japanese Columbia pressings were used in the transfers of Symphony No. 8 and French pressings for Symphony No. 3. The discs used for No. 8 share a common tendency with other 78 rpm discs; discs with better sound very often contain more surface noise. This is probably caused by the quality of the materials used for manufacture. The Symphony No. 8 was transferred from a set with a rich sound and strong bass. As for the "Eroica," the surfaces of the Japanese Columbia discs were very quiet with a clear sound, although with a slightly thin string tone. However, when the massive orchestral sound of the French discs was heard, particularly in the first movement, these were the discs selected for this transfer. As always with the Opus Kura product, Read more these remarkable performances have never sounded better. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Felix Weingartner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1936 
2.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Felix Weingartner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1936 

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