Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 ()

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composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 - Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
  2. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
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In his disciplined performances of Beethoven's symphonies, Christoph von Dohnányi consistently avoids the grandiosity of the traditionalists and the experiments of the historical revisionists. His Beethoven occupies a middle ground between extremist interpretations: powerful without being bellicose or cosmic, and meticulous without sounding dry or didactic. Nowhere is this balancing act more crucial than in the first two symphonies, which are too often seen in light of the composer's later achievements and treated somewhat ...

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 2003, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408018725

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