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beethoven at his best!!,
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This review is from: Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (Audio CD)
9 symphonies superbly recorded and played by the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.The clarity of inner textual detail is quite outstanding and shows what superb wind players the VPO has:the tempos in the main are brisk(even the funeral march of the Eroica!)and in the 8th symphony Sir Simon sticks very closely to Beethoven's metronome marks.The 9th symphony is truly magnificent and it is interesting to note that Sir Simon uses his old CBSO chorus,who are quite superb.A set well worth acquiring.