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Beethoven: Symphony No 3 'Eroica' – LSO Live

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 'Eroica', Leonore Overture No 2

  • Catalogue Number LSO0580
    UPC 822231158028

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineer (Symphony No 3)
    Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineer (Leonore Overture No 2)

    Recorded November 2005, Barbican, London

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

  • 'The virtues of Bernard Haitink's Beethoven cycle at the Barbican are well summarised by this performance of the Eroica. [He] puts Beethoven first in every aspect.'
    Sunday Telegraph

    'An amazing level of audible detail in even the most heavily scored passages... I respect both Haitink for his willingness to rethink his interpretation and the LSO for its evident enthusiasm in giving him what he requires.'
    Classics Today

    'The clarity is exemplary... Haitink's performance has a magnificently strong forward flow to it... The orchestral detail is excellent and enhances the subtlety of Haitink's phrasing.'
    Classical Source

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Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra


Beethoven took a massive stride forward in the development of the symphonic form with the 'Eroica'. Not only is the work written on an unprecedented scale, it also lays the very foundations of Romanticism in music.The symphony mirrors Beethoven's own emergence from despair and he used it to symbolize mankind's capacity for greatness. He initially dedicated the score to Napoleon whom embodied his view of greatness. However, when Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, Beethoven furiously removed the dedication from the score.


Composer   Beethoven
Conductor   Bernard Haitink
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. Symphony No 3 in E-Flat Major - 'Eroica': I. Allegro Con Brio
2. Symphony No 3 in E-Flat Major - 'Eroica': II. Marcia Funebre - Adagio Assai
3. Symphony No 3 in E-Flat Major - 'Eroica': III. Allegro Vivace
4. Symphony No 3 in E-Flat Major - 'Eroica': IV. Finale - Allegro Molto
5. Leonore Overture No 2

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