Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8; Prometheus Overture


Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8; Prometheus Overture
Claudio Abbado
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4805952
Barcode
00028948059522
Format
1-CD
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BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92*
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Overture: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43*

Wiener Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: Ray Minshull (Symphony No. 7, Prometheus); David Harvey (Symphony No. 8)
Balance Engineers: Gordon Parry (Symphony No. 7, Prometheus); Colin Moorfoot (Symphony No. 8)
Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, April 1966 (Symphony No. 7), May 1966 (Prometheus), November 1968 (Symphony No. 8)

Reviews

‘Excellent Decca recording’ (Symphony No. 7, Overture) Gramophone

‘Abbado’s fresh and alert performance of the Beethoven is very attractive in drawing attention to the music rather than to the interpreter. The tempi are all well chosen, the rhythms well sprung, such key moments as the gentle conclusion of the first movement neatly pointed’ (Symphony No. 8) Gramophone