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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 / Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Blumier

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Finally! Following excursions into the late and very latest years of musical romanticism, well received opera recordings, and a journey to Russia, the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn returns to their roots.

From its very first measures the opening of the first symphony heralds something new. Beethoven's contemporaries were shocked: instead of establishing the tonic key, the slow introduction begins with a dominant seventh chord. Moreover, they are essentially presented by the wind instruments - a completely surprising move and one entirely atypical of those times - and then are resolved merely with light dabbing, with a hint of the mysterious.

Beethoven's Fifth is certainly the most famous symphony of all as the spirited Bonn Orchestra impressively demonstrate.

The famous opening motif, with very precise rhythmic markings on the composer's part, is bursting with vigor and charged with energy. A captivating development extends through to the finale that could go on forever and is very suspenseful in its stringency.

The dazzling interpretation of these masterpieces in MDG's 2+2+2 sound makes the listening experience all the more gripping.

It is simply fantastic - the orchestra's seemingly real presence in the room, and the listener sitting in its midst, rendered breathless by the thrill of it all. Beethoven in 3-D - finally and at last!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bonn (05/29/2012-05/31/2012).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
  • Conductor: Stefan Blunier
  • Ensemble: Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
  • Notes: Bonn (05/29/2012-05/31/2012)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
  • Conductor: Stefan Blunier
  • Notes: Bonn (05/29/2012-05/31/2012)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808