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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 4 & 8 [Digital Download] – LSO Live

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 4 & 8 [download]

  • Catalogue Number LSO0587
    UPC 822231158721

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineer

    Recorded April 2006, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch

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Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra

Coming between two of Beethoven's most famous symphonies the Fourth Symphony can seem a relatively lightweight and cheerful work. Written for Count Franz von Oppersdorff, who wanted a symphony similar in vein to the Second Symphony it is a brusque and enjoyable work. Beethoven's Eighth Symphony sees him in playful mood. Featuring humorous twists and turns and relatively brief movements, including the shortest movement of any of his symphonies, it is a lighthearted work.

Composer   Beethoven
Conductor   Bernard Haitink
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list

Symphony No 4 in B-Flat Major:

  1. I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
  2. II. Adagio
  3. III. Allegro vivace
  4. IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Symphony No 8 in F Major:

  1. I. Allegro vivace e con brio
  2. II. Allegretto scherzando
  3. III. Tempo di menuetto
  4. IV. Allegro vivace

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