Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale"; Leonore Overture No. 3 ()

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composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale";  Leonore Overture No. 3 - Cleveland Orchestra; Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor)
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  1. Leonore Overture No. 3 in C major, Op. 72b
  2. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68
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While it is hard to fault Christoph von Dohnányi for bringing a clear, unsentimental vision to Beethoven's works, sometimes his approach tends toward cerebral dryness. The two performances presented here have great sound and firm structure, yet they both seem to show little connection to their underlying narratives. Admirably polished but lacking real drama, the performance of the Leonore Overture No. 3 is too economical, deprived of the expansive freedom Beethoven's long lines suggest; and the heroic struggle, which the ...

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale";  Leonore Overture No. 3 2003, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408014529

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