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Beethoven: Symphony No 6, Egmont Overture / Ermler, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Release Date: 02/10/2009 
Label:  Royal Philharmonic Masterworks   Catalog #: 28010   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Beethoven’s most amiable symphony is given a polished performance by the RPO, which also appends the Egmont Overture with a lively, dramatic flourish. The release is among the first of a new series of bargain-price discs that will feature the orchestra playing such familiar items as The Four Seasons, The Planets, Ravel’s Boléro, and so on. One could raise a few quibbles about this Pastoral – for me, the Andante is a step too leisurely, the overall sound a shade too lush – but basically this is a strong, assured version.

-- Graham Lock, BBC Music Magazine
Beethoven’s most amiable symphony is given a polished performance by the RPO, which also appends the Egmont Overture with a lively, dramatic flourish. The release is among the first of a new series of bargain-price discs that will feature the orchestra playing such familiar items as The Four Seasons, The Planets, Ravel’s Boléro, and so on. One could raise a few quibbles about this Pastoral – for me, the Andante is a step too leisurely, the overall sound a shade too lush – but basically this is a strong, assured version.

-- Graham Lock, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 49 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Mark Ermler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 48 Secs. 

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