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Beethoven: Symphony Nos. 7 & 8 - ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; Bertrand de Billy (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
  2. Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
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There's no shortage of recordings of Beethoven's Seventh and Eighth symphonies, but this one, with Bertrand de Billy leading the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, belongs to a distinctly contemporary group with an approach explained at length in the booklet notes. Boiled down to its essentials, the idea here is that Beethoven's metronome markings, especially held in the Symphony No. 7, are too fast to be real, were in fact exactly what he intended. There's a certain logic to this; craftsmen in Beethoven's time were certainly ...

Beethoven: Symphony Nos. 7 & 8 2010, Oehms Classics

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