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Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 / Piano Concerto No. 4 / Romance for Violin No. 2


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listen  1. Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brioKarel An?erl, Ludwig van Beethoven, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 8:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: II. Andante con motoKarel An?erl, Ludwig van Beethoven, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra10:16Album Only
listen  3. Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: III. AllegroKarel An?erl, Ludwig van Beethoven, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 5:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: IV. AllegroKarel An?erl, Ludwig van Beethoven, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 9:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Concerto No. 4 in G major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58: I. Allegro moderatoKarel An?erl, Ludwig van Beethoven, Josef Pálení?ek, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra16:01Album Only
listen  6. Concerto No. 4 in G major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58: II. Andante con motoKarel An?erl, Ludwig van Beethoven, Josef Pálení?ek, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Concerto No. 4 in G major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58: III. Rondo. VivaceKarel An?erl, Ludwig van Beethoven, Josef Pálení?ek, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 9:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Romance No. 2 in F major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50Karel An?erl, Ludwig van Beethoven, David Oistrakh, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 8:42$0.99  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (June 30, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Supraphon
  • ASIN: B0001NPU8S
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Santa Fe Listener HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on December 11, 2010
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I've been following all of Supraphon's releases in their extensive Ancerl Gold edition, but among the riches there are some performances it might have been better to leave behind. For the average listener, this mediocre Beethoven Fifth, in clear but limited mono, will be one. The initial statement of the famous four-note motto signals the worst by its ponderous, weighty announcement of no thrills to come. The movement plows ahead with steady resolve but is played with some enthusiasm by the Czech Phil., even if I didn't share in it. A sharp, glaring first trumpet doesn't help matters. The slow movement's Andante con moto is taken at conventional speed and displays enough vigor to keep moving forward, but it's mostly mezzo forte and forte all the way, again with the glaring trumpet. An absence of finesse is unmistakable, as it is in the Scherzo, where Ancerl does little more than place one foot ahead of the other. The sunburst of C major in the finale is bright, but even at a moderate tempo the lower strings are in for a struggle. In all, this is a performance that would have been fine at a subscription concert but in no way special.

I had never heard of Josef Palenicek, but then, quite a number of Ancerl's live recordings feature Czech performers whose appeal was local. The pianist sets a brisk tempo in the opening bars, and if anything Ancerl immediately steps up the pace. A movement that usually takes 18-21 min. is dispatched in 16 min. flat. I'm set to appreciate the added pace, but Palenicek is decidedly conventional and sober. He has a good touch and no idiosyncracies, but he pushes the tempo without offering anything glittering or high-spirited. Given that the pianist was a lawyer, a music professor, and a Communist party member, I can only say that he plays like all three.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Discophage TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 7, 2010
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There are very few Beethoven symphonies in Ancerl's discography, especially from the Czech studios: he recorded only No. 1 (it's now paired with Brahms' First on the Gold series, Ancerl Gold Edition 9: Brahms & Beethoven / Symphony no. 1) and the Fifth featured here; live recordings of 6 and 8 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra have also showed up, Beethoven: Symphony No. 6; Martinu: Symphony No. 5, Edition Karel Ancerl, Vol.1. This very rarity makes those he did record all the more interesting for the Ancerl afficionado. They also date from early on in his tenure at the helm of the Czech Philharmonic (he was appointed in October 1950): both the 1st and the 5th were recorded in February 1953, in the mono era. The 4th Piano Concerto with Palenicek and 2nd Romance with Oistrakh also date from respectively October 1953 and April 1954. The mono sound lacks spaciousness, but is clear and with very minimal tape hiss.

That said, Ancerl's 5th is a good version, perfectly realized in its chosen and quite traditional style, but a style that offers little revelation. Tempos are unhurried but not slow, with a few big rhetorical gestures in the first movement (some slowed down and overbearingly insistent pom-pom-pom pom), articulation is always crisp, accents are sharp, brass are suitably regal when required (2nd and 3rd movements). Fluctuating between 65 and 80, the "andante con moto" is a far cry from Beethoven's 92 but, mostly, it flows nicely.
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