Notes & Reviews:
EMI Classics relaunches the popular EMI Master Series: The definitive series of great classical music from a trove of the most notable and revered classical recordings ever made. Available on CD and for digital download, this newly repackaged installment of 10 master celebrates EMI Classics' greatest artists, including Maria Callas, Nigel Kennedy and Itzhak Perlman. All performances in this series were recorded, mastered, or a re-mastered at the internationally renowned Abbey Road Studios in London.
These are intensely individual and newly revealing expressions of what Beethoven meant. I cannot imagine I shall ever exhaust their freshness, or stop marveling at their power, for to my ear this is the truest musical inspiration miraculously caught on the wing.
MusicWeb International, 29th April 2013
Klemperer and Barenboim seemed to come at these works from opposite ends, so to speak...The chemistry that flies off the two is certainly remarkable, but you'll have to decide for yourself whether you like it.