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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6- Pastorale / Schubert: Symphony No. 5 (DG The Originals) Original recording remastered

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  • Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert
  • Audio CD (18 Sept. 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • ASIN: B000001GQL
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Although over 35 yours old, this recording of Beethoven's Sixth is truly sublime. The playing of the Vienna Philharmonic is superb, and the pianissimi in the slow movement are breathtaking. Böhm's tempi are ideal, and expressively flexible. This is no whistle-stop tour of the countryside from an air-conditioned coach; you feel you are out in the open and free to linger in the most beautiful areas, take part in the peasants' lively dance, and run from the approaching storm. Many performances of the Pastoral are dull, but not this one!

The Schubert Fifth is also a very good performance, although I wish DG had been able to put Böhm's exquisite "Unfinished" together with the Beethoven on this CD.
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This recording 1971 of Beethovens 6th is one of Karl Böhms greatest recordings. His reading of this symphony is glorius and it remains one of the finest of the work ever recorded. The sound quality is splended. A real desert island CD. Buy it.
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By Bacchus TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Feb. 2012
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This particular recording of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony has been regarded as the top recommendation by critics since it was first released. For me, that has tended to be a reason to avoid. I always have a fear of being disappointed.

I am working through my collection of LPs in alphabetical order and have just reaquainted myself with this recording (I don't know the Schubert recording so am just commenting on the Beethoven). My fear was that it might be a tad too tame or sleepy and lack the more revolutionary fire that other conductors have brought to it. Knowing about Beethoven's despair at at the gradual loss of his hearing and his revolutionary tendencies, a middle of the road performance like this one may seem less relevant to modern listeners.

I had no need to worry. I think it is a marvellous interpretation. The Vienna Philharmonic play like gods, absolutely gorgeous string tone and lovely piquant wind playing. I did find that the storm movement lacked the kind of violent edge that other conductors bring to this section of the work but it is still exciting. This is just wonderful music making from an orchestra and conductor with complete understanding of the music and each other and I would recommend anyone to listen to it.
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This is a glorious recording made in 1971. I used to have the original LP version a long time ago. By the time of the recording, Bohm was very old and he probably let the orchestra play as they wanted. The VPO, of course, excels in Viennese classics and this sunny programme music totally suites their style.

The tempi in the first and the second movements are slightly slower than the recordings by other well-known conductors. Although this may not be to every listener's taste, I think it is appropriate, given the happy and serene feelings the composer depicted while staying in the countryside outside Vienna in summer. The second movement ("Scene by the brook") has a tempo marking of "Andante molto mosso". How wonderfully the VPO plays this movement, using subtle rubato! No other recordings I have listened to so far - with the possible exception of Erich Kleiber and Reiner - are as expressive as the present Bohm version.

The rest of the work is also performed marvellously. The final movement is an apotheosis of the nature that Beethoven worshipped. I have listened to many different recordings so far, but no other version can match the present Bohm's version.
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By JRF TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 May 2015
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For those who love Beethoven's and Schubert's symphonies, these classic accounts of one by each composer are not to be missed. Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, the "Pastoral", is one of my favourite works by this composer, and the performance here is worth the price of the CD on its own.

The conducting, playing, and recording are all first class.

If you have one or more versions of either of these works already, this inexpensive album should join them. And if you are just starting your collection, this would make an excellent introduction to two of the most famous symphonies.
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It seems like heresy to award this recording only four stars and to use the word "almost" in my headline: Bohm's reading of The Pastoral has been accepted by conventional wisdom as being the best available and most reviewers here concur.

There's nothing wrong with it, of course; nothing to criticise. The VPO play like Gods, the remastered sound is virtually indistinguishable from a modern recording and it's difficult to believe it's thirty-five years old. Bohm's tempi are relaxed and expressive and it's "proper" Beethoven - from long before anyone thought "HIP" was a good idea. The most famous, successful and celebrated conductor from a similar era - Herbert von Karajan - made several attempts at The Pastoral and never approached the perfection Bohm so nearly achieves; and if I hadn't heard one recording which is, in my opinion, better, I would be awarding a full five stars.

I think that's enough teasing. Despite my admiration for Bohm and The VPO, my recommendation for The Pastoral remains the 1957 recording by The Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Otto Klemperer.

The two recordings, in fact, sound very similar. Tempi are virtually identical and I'd imagine (though I don't actually know) that Bohm was familiar with Klemperer's recording. If I could put into words what I think Klemperer's recording has, and Bohm's lacks, I would tell you, but I can't. The best advice I can give is to listen to both interpretations and see if you agree with what I'm about to say: Bohm's recording inspires love, deep respect and unending gratitude; but Klemperer's recording inspires awe.
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