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Beethoven - Symphony No 7. [Live, SACD]

Ludwig van Beethoven , Carlos Kleiber , Bavarian State Orchestra Audio CD
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  • Orchestra: Bavarian State Orchestra
  • Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Audio CD (6 Mar 2006)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live, SACD
  • Label: Orfeo D'or
  • ASIN: B000E9X6JE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,558 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Applaus - Ludwig van Beethoven
2. Poco Sostenuto - Vivace
3. Allegretto
4. Presto
5. Allegro Con Brio

Product Description

ORF 700051; ORFEO - Germania; Classica Orchestrale

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
An absolutely thrilling performance. Less light than the Carlos Kleiber
studio recording with the VPO. Here we have Kleiber and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester at white heat. Perfectionists and authenticists would not like it, but music lovers who can get entranced by inspirational music making, rooted in artistry and not musicology, would love it. The "allegretto" is intensely dramatic and the 4th movement "allegro con brio" is of a sweeping beauty.
This cd is a reminder of how irreplaceable is the loss of Carlos Kleiber, the last conductor of a bygone golden era.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beethovens 7th 7 Jan 2013
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Bravura performance. Fabulous recording. Everything about it is a joy. Only makes me want to see a dvd of the performance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare for battle! 30 Dec 2008
In the top of the score of the "Emperor" concerto, Beethoven wrote "A song of glory for the battle". It can apply here also, as we hear Kleiber's performance.
Even if you know the DG recording, here everything is different. He takes everything even more far, taking all the melodies, the phrasing, the risks further and further. It's breathtaking and can show all the life and light this symphony has.
The Poco Allegretto (1st movement) and the Allegro. Finale are bursting with energy: Kleiber creates crescendos and flows of light that seem to open doors to the inner heart of a hero.
Even after Furtwängler's 1943 recording, even after Mravinsky or Gardiner, even after Toscanini or Scherchen, this is a revealing recording that you cannot forget. One of the best recordings of one of the biggest symphonies of all time.
Prepare yourself for battle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dances along at a furious pace 22 Feb 2014
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Okay, so the playing in the softer, quieter moments of the final movement belies that this is a live performance and you get the feeling there would have been a few pauses and replays in the studio. That is my only downside to this as the performance is really a joy. The tempo whips along at breakneck speed and it's thrilling to listen to. Faster than his famous studio recording. One of those "wish I'd been in the room" moments for me as it makes me smile every time I listen to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 3 April 2010
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It was lovely to hear all of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. It was very descriptive and an amazing piece, considering Beethoven became so profoundly deaf.
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