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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8; 'Prometheus' overture / Abbado, Vienna PO

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Die Geschopfe des Prometheus, Op. 43
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
Abbado, who died earlier this year at 80, led several of the world's leading orchestras and also inspired young musicians through the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, and more recently Orchestra Mozart, where established professionals performed alongside younger players. The Eighth is better, particularly in the inner movements, which work better with Abbado's careful, held-back style.

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Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 42 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 24 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1800-1801