Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7, etc.

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/1998
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266897629
  • Catalog Number: 68976
  • Sales rank: 1,023

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (31:09)
  2. 5–8 Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (34:19)
  3. 6 Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (6:56)
  4. 7 Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c: Overture - Ludwig van Beethoven & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (6:36)
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Album Credits

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Fritz Reiner Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Critics Correct

    Many critics consider this the greatest recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. They are correct. Many others have made excellent recordings of this symphony, but they all fall short of the performance by Reiner and the Chicago Symphony. The orchestra is incredibly precise and alert, nobody misses a beat. The recording of the Seventh Symphony is no different. In typical character, Reiner makes certain his performers give him their full attention. Coriolan and Fidelio Overtures are an added bonus. All the recordings are perfect. This is a must for anybody who likes Beethoven.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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