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Two turkeys and a golden eagle
on 21 May 2013
I'm sorry to agree, partially, with the critics, but Symphonies 3 and 6 sound "minor" to me... tedious apprentice works fit only as wallpaper music. But 5 sounds wonderful, like the best of Mozart, a beacon of spring like lyricism for a dark, cynical world. Even the sleeve-notes tell you that only symphony 5 deserves special attention!
Beecham's 5 is the most romantic, beautiful, version I've heard, with lively wind playing and elegant detail. But I'm only handing out three stars for the CD because I think "the best" should be accompanied by "the best".