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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" / Barbirolli, BBC Symphony


Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 566897  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“If this isn't great interpretation, I don't know what is,” wrote Gramophone’s reviewer in 1968, when this recording was first released, “I have no hesitation in saying that I think it the greatest performance I have yet heard on record.” John Barbirolli, an intense and inspired interpreter of Beethoven’s music, had been conducting the Eroica for many years, but the symphony acquired a special significance for him in the final years of his life. “Strange how the Eroica exhausts me these days,” he wrote in 1966. “It may well be because I am really beginning to plumb its depths.” Reemastered IN 24-bit/96 kHz “If this isn't great interpretation, I don't know what is,” wrote Gramophone’s reviewer in 1968, when this recording was first released, “I have no hesitation in saying that I think it the greatest performance I have yet heard on record.” John Barbirolli, an intense and inspired interpreter of Beethoven’s music, had been conducting the Eroica for many years, but the symphony acquired a special significance for him in the final years of his life. “Strange how the Eroica exhausts me these days,” he wrote in 1966. “It may well be because I am really beginning to plumb its depths.” Reemastered IN 24-bit/96 kHz Read less

Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 

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