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premiera polska: 2023-01-18
opakowanie: Digipackowe etui
The least famous of Beethoven’s symphonies? Yet these two works are genuine tours de force: the composer takes the listener on a journey whose destination never seems to be known in advance, one brimming over with structural innovations subtly brought out in this interpretation by the musicians of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.
This recording is also an opportunity to discover just how clearly Cherubini’s music prefigured that of Beethoven, whereas Méhul’s symphony is a response à la française to the German composer.
BBC Music Magazine - 4 out of 5 stars (Performance) / 5 out of 5 stars (Recording)
All four works are given lithe and energetic accounts, excellently precise even at the generally speedy choice of tempos, and amount to a high-quality shop window for the current state of period-instrument performance.
the pure heft simply isn’t there to guarantee that all the voices in the discourse are heard with equal weight. That’s a shame, for when these performances catch fire, they can thrill as Beethoven surely always should.
Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin
Bernhard Forck: conductor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Cherubini: Lodoïska: Overture
Méhul: Symphony No. 1 in G minor
wydano: 9th Sep 2022
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