Beethoven: Symphony No 7 & Triple Concerto [download]

  • Catalogue Number LSO0578
    UPC 822231157823

    James Mallinson producer
    Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineer (Symphony No 7)
    Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineer (Triple Concerto)

    Recorded November 2005, Barbican, London

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

  • CD of the Week Classic FM

    Performance***** Sound *****
    Benchmark Recording

    'A blazing performance of the Seventh Symphony that reaches a superbly disciplined and frenzied conclusion.'
    BBC Music Magazine

    'Surging rhythms that explore every conceivable movement are very much a feature of Bernard Haitink's fine new recording... The LSO Live CD is even more compelling with the inclusion of the Triple Concerto, in a performance of chamber music lightness... under Haitink's vigorous baton this Cinderella work seems even more underrated. Seventy-five minutes of exceptional music.'
    Mail on Sunday

    'The latest gem from LSO Live... this is a sensational coupling of masterworks.' The Times

    'Bernard Haitink delivers a splendid interpretation of Beethoven's Seventh: taut, exciting, always musical, and in no way inhibited... Haitink's concern for clean rhythmic articulation really pays off... the result is truly of the highest possible standard.'

    'The best Beethoven Seventh recorded since Carlos Kleiber's DG recording, and frankly, I like it even better than the Klieber... In sum: Hallelujah! The art of Beethoven conducting is alive and well.'
    Hi-Fidelity Review

    'He is a different, energised man, caught up in the thrill of the moment, on the podium - and it is our good fortune that these marvellous concerts will have an extended life on disc.' Sunday Times


Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven was rarely explicit about any meaning behind his works. However it is impossible to listen to his Seventh Symphony without being captivated by a sense of euphoria, tainted only by what is possibly the most profound slow movement he was to write. Where the symphony is bold in its exuberance, the Triple Concerto is playful, providing its soloists with a glorious opportunity to flaunt their skills.

Composer   Beethoven
Conductor   Bernard Haitink
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra
Soloists   Gordan Nikolitch, Tim Hugh, Lars Vogt

Track list
1. Symphony No 7 in A Major: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
2. Symphony No 7 in A Major: II. Allegretto
3. Symphony No 7 in A Major: III. Presto
4. Symphony No 7 in A Major: IV. Allegro con brio
5. Triple Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin and Cello: I. Allegro
6. Triple Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin and Cello: II. Largo
7. Triple Concerto in C Major for Piano, Violin and Cello: III. Rondo alla polacca

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