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Beethoven: Symphony No 5, Egmont Overture / Canadian Brass


Release Date: 01/07/2008 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 426487   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian BrassBoston Symphony Orchestra membersNew York Philharmonic members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"'How do you make a trumpet sound like an oboe?' . . . 'Of course we aren't trying to pretend to be a symphony orchestra. We are trying to offer another perspective on the music.' And this recording certainly does that. . . . While the overall effect is essentially more robust than with an orchestral texture, and dynamic range is more limited . . . nevertheless the music-making is undoubtedly compelling, especially when the easy bravura of the players is always put at the service of the composer. . . . The first movement has both excitement and grip, the melody of the Andante sings . . . . The lower brass are very impressive in their running passages in the scherzo . . . and the only movement that might seemingly have had even more impetus Read more is the finale, and even that does not really disappoint. . . . The fat sonorities at the opening chords [of the Egmont Overture] offer a rich parallel with the orchestral effect. The lyrical running passages of the allegro bring attractive interchanges . . . and the emphatic fanfare which is so striking on the horns in the orchestral version is just as telling here. . . . The recording itself is undoubtedly in the demonstration class . . . and the playing throughout has the sophistication of the concert hall rather than bringing any suggestion of the bandstand." -- Ivan March, The Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Boston Symphony Orchestra members,  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 34 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Frackenpohl 
2. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Boston Symphony Orchestra members,  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Frackenpohl 
3. Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 "Battle Symphony" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Boston Symphony Orchestra members,  New York Philharmonic members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1989 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 12 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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