Bernard Haitink

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 5 & 1

LSO0590 SACD

Beethoven Symphonies Nos 5 & 1

Beethoven Symphonies Nos 5 & 1



Bernard Haitink conductor

Performance ***** Sound ***** 'without being quirky Haitink presents it in a way that feels utterly fresh ... the results are exhilarating' BBC Music Magazine

'An excellent Fifth ... Such instinctive, unostentatious musicianship is as rare now as it ever was' Gramophone Magazine

Beethoven again raised the expressive force of the symphony with the Fifth and introduced a theatrical element to it. Beginning with the most famous phrase in classical music and one of the most joyous, uplifting movements as a finale it is an exhilarating experience. Beethoven didn't complete his first symphony until he was almost 30 and it marks the beginning of his remoulding of the Symphony away from the Classical ideals of Haydn.

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Reviews

'simply masterful Beethoven ... Capped by a magisterial account of the Ninth Symphony, this is the Beethoven set for our time. Even if you already have umpteen other recordings of these works, you really owe it to yourself to hear this new set. It's a deeply satisfying musical experience' Chicago Tribune

'An excellent Fifth ... Such instinctive, unostentatious musicianship is as rare now as it ever was' Gramophone Magazine

Performance ***** Sound ***** 'without being quirky Haitink presents it in a way that feels utterly fresh ... the results are exhilarating' BBC Music Magazine

'Haitink's unfailing musicality and sense of proportion make this Beethoven 5 a modern-day reference much like the Klemperer 10in LP fifty years ago' HiFi News

Artists

Bernard Haitink conductor
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineer (Symphony No 5)
Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineer (Symphony No 1)

Recorded April 2006, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

CD
Catalogue number - LSO0090
UPC - 822231109020

SACD
Catalogue number - LSO0590
UPC - 822231159025

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