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Beethoven: Symphony No.6; Overtures
 
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Beethoven: Symphony No.6; Overtures

19 Mar 1987 | Format: MP3

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9:03
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11:21
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5:38
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3:29
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8:34
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8:57
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 23 Mar 1987
  • Release Date: 23 Mar 1987
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1987 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 57:45
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  • ASIN: B001M1A5FG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,462 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hillpaul on 22 Jun 2009
Format: Audio CD
Puts the R back in Romantic. You get a sense of the wonder of the world around you that they tried to convey, 'erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande' is still one of the few pieces of music that can have tears streaming down my face with rapture
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Peter Giles on 14 Aug 2009
Format: Audio CD
I have listened to or owned many versions of this, my favourite piece of classical music over the years, but this is far and away the best. I owned it many years ago on cassette but somehow lost it, and it has taken me a while to get round to buying it on CD, but , boy, is it worth it. The Berlin philharmonic just seem to have the correct feel for this piece. The correct amount of power when needed or the correct amount of delicacy - they have no equal.Buy this and play to your children, they will grow up better people - play it to your animals and they will stop scratching the furniture - play it to armies and wars will cease - OK, OK, I got a bit carried away there, but trust me, its good for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Kernaghan on 20 Mar 2012
Format: Audio CD
This Sixth, like all Karajan Beethoven Sixths, gets unfairly harsh criticism from most quarters. I disagree with those reactions. For one thing, it's very detailed and beautifully played: again Karajan sustains lovely woodwind playing from the Berliners and the recording highlights the piccolo in the storm, which I like (an effect that sounds like a squeal, or lightening in a thunderstorm). Additionally, it's more complete than its more rigid 1963 predecessor: that notoriously neglected repeat is observed this time. Altogether, I found this a totally convincing Sixth and it joins with the Fourth and Eighth in this cycle as great displays of the Berliners' magnificent and seamless playing.

Additionally, the overtures provided here are beautifully and powerful played. Very enjoyable fill-ups.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Swallow on 6 Feb 2013
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The Pastoral was Karajan's one real disappointment from his 1960s set, with the first movement somewhat airless and stiff. Here, however, he is just that but more relaxed. This is a quick Pastoral rather than a leisurely one but Karajan carries it off with brilliant playing from the orchestra.
The first movement's air is full of shimmying creatures, the book flows swiftly in the second. The third is a real peasant's dance (not as lumbering as Klemperer) the Storm cracking while the last movement's song is ecstatic.
There are, of course, many fine recordings, but this one has a place of honour. It is a life enhancing performance of one of Beethoven's greatest masterpieces.
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This version of the 6th Symphony is all that it should be. Well played in an era when much care was taken over the performance.
One of my wife's favourites it is an asset to our collection and one which will be listened to time and time again.
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