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Beethoven: Symphony no 3, etc / Haitink, London SO

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Bernard Haitink's acclaimed LSO Live Beethoven symphony cycle continues with a revelatory performance of the 'Eroica.' Beethoven took a massive stride forward in the development of the symphonic form with his third symphony. Not only is the work written on an unprecedented scale, it also lays the very foundations of Romanticism in music. The Times (UK) wrote in a concert review: "Haitink is now hearing Beethoven with the experience of period-instrument interpretations in mind. The snap, the bite, the punchy fortissimos... taut rhythms and mounting tension crowned the night in the 'Erioca.'"

BBC Music Magazine
The orchestra plays superbly, and there are plenty of indications that the conductor has taken note of recent changes in attitude to Beethoven performance, such as giving prominence to the woodwind and the timpani in a way no previous generation of conductors did

Gramophone Magazine
Haitink's approach is softer, more malleable, less uptight, lighter on its feet than some but still engaged with what one might call the Romantic tradition. His liveliness never draws attention to itselfà Haitink offers us a thoughtful and unfussy Leonore No 2, strong and well paced... with some telling pianissimi.

The Times
Haitink is now hearing Beethoven with the experience of period-instrument interpretations in mind. The snap, the bite, the punchy fortissimos à taut rhythms and mounting tension crowned the night in the Eroica



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Barbican, London, England (11/21/2005/11/22/2005)
  • Running Time: 48 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1803
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Barbican, London, England (11/16/2005/11/17/2005)
  • Running Time: 15 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1804-1805
  • Studio/Live: Live