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Beethoven: Symphonies 1, 3 "Eroica" & 5 / Rudolf Kempe


Release Date: 07/30/2000 
Label:  Emi Seraphim Catalog #: 68518   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For the Beethoven symphonies the Seraphim label turned to Rudolf Kempe and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in Nos. I, 3 and 5, plus the Overtures for The Creatures of Prometheus, Egmont and Fidelio... [T]hese are sound, unidiosyncratic readings and the playing of the Munich orchestra, if not quite on the level one would expect from the VPO or BPO (which latter are heard in the three overtures), has plenty of life... [T]he Eroica is spacious and compelling... Both the Funeral March and the finale have real intensity.

-- Gramophone [11/1995]
For the Beethoven symphonies the Seraphim label turned to Rudolf Kempe and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in Nos. I, 3 and 5, plus the Overtures for The Creatures of Prometheus, Egmont and Fidelio... [T]hese are sound, unidiosyncratic readings and the playing of the Munich orchestra, if not quite on the level one would expect from the VPO or BPO (which latter are heard in the three overtures), has plenty of life... [T]he Eroica is spacious and compelling... Both the Funeral March and the finale have real intensity.

-- Gramophone [11/1995]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 25 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 49 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 33 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was formerly available on EMI Encore CDE 67762. 
4.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was formerly available on EMI Encore CDE 67762. 
5.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was formerly available on EMI Encore CDE 67762. 
6.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rudolf Kempe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was formerly available on EMI Encore CDE 67762. 

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