Beethoven Symphonies Nos 4 & 8

London Symphony Orchestra

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The Fourth Symphony is probably Beethoven’s least well-known, a situation which no doubt owes much to its position sandwiched between the Third (the ’Eroica’) – at that time the largest and most complex symphony ever composed – and the viscerally powerful and uplifting Fifth. Beside these two great forward steps in symphonic thinking, the brusque Fourth can seem dwarfed, its relatively lightweight frame and predominantly cheerful nature apparently offering no equivalent to either their massive presences or their mighty extra-musical messages. But it is a thoroughly Beethovenian work nevertheless, taut with muscular strength, propelled with unstoppable momentum, and shot through with its composer’s unmistakable stylistic fingerprints. Produced in the same year as the Violin Concerto, the Fourth Piano Concerto and the three ’Razumovsky’ string quartets, it purrs with the mature assurance of Beethoven’s so-called ’middle-period’ compositions, and, like several of those, is among his most lovable and appealing creations.

 

 

Tracklist

1.
Symphony No 4- i. Adagio - Allegro vivace
11:19
2.
Symphony No 4- ii. Adagio
09:05
3.
Symphony No 4- iii. Allegro vivace
05:37
4.
Symphony No 4- iv. Allegro ma non troppo
06:47
5.
Symphony No 8, Allegro vivace e con brio
09:07
6.
Symphony No 8- i. Allegro vivace e con brio
03:54
7.
Symphony No 8- iii. Tempo di menuetto
04:23
8.
Symphony No 8- iv. Allegro vivace
07:24

Total time: 00:57:36

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SKU

LSO0587

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Producer

James Mallinson

Recording Engineer

Jonathan Stokes,Ian Watson, Jenni Whiteside

Recording location

Barbican, London England

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date July 24, 2015

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