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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 / Blomstedt, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


Release Date: 06/16/2017 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 20413  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In his Sixth Symphony, the "Pastoral", Ludwig van Beethoven conveys his musical message in such a way that lets the listener literally "see" images of beautiful nature, tempestuous storms, and shepherds singing in the fields, whereas in his Seventh Symphony, Beethoven lets the music speak for itself. The performances of these works by the Gewandhausorchester under its conductor laureate Herbert Bomstedt give the uplifting feeling that the intentions of both composer and performers are united in serving the musical message. In the lively, subtly differentiated interpretation of the works, sincere happiness, deep respect, piety, joyful, serenity and an affinity to nature as well as passion, vitality and spirit can all be Read more felt. This is what the "authenticity" of making music is all about. The humanist and musician Herbert Blomstedt embodies this truth in a unique way, creating an atmosphere where the wonders of music all become true. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Written: 1808 
2.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 

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