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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7; Leonore Overture No. 3 / Michael Tilson Thomas

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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72b
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72b
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This release from Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony features Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No.7 coupled with the Leonore Overture No.3. One of his most stirring works and also one that he considered among his best, Beethoven's Symphony No.7 was immensely popular from its first playing. Recently, its powerful second movement was used to great dramatic effect in the seminal moments of the Oscar-winning movie The King's Speech. While Beethoven wrote only one opera, he wrote multiple overtures for it, and the third of the series fully captures the joyful outcome of the story. Both recordings were taken from live concerts held at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.

Fanfare Magazine
The instrumental sound is of amazing fidelity, especially in the strings; the bass tones are deep but not overly reverberant. On the other hand, you admire superb musicianship, infectious tempos, and multichannel sound that can't be bettered, you should seriously consider this new SACD.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
The sound is first rate - much richer and broader sounding than the Mahler series. The only thing lacking in this recording is the amount of music recorded. They could have Easily fit several more overtures here. But this is, after all, wonderful music-making.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco (09/14/2011-09/17/2011); Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco (10/07/2010-10/09/2010).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72b
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco (09/14/2011-09/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1805-1806
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Notes: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco (09/14/2011-09/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812
  • Studio/Live: Live