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If it is all good, Beethoven makes it great.
These are very good performances by the Vienna Philharmonic but neither one should be regarded as essential recordings of Beethoven's 3rd and 9th symphonies.
I believe Bohm, here, has found the perfect balance between Classical grandeur and Romantic emotional sensitivity.
09-16-2014 Which of the 9 Symphonies was his best? My only music teacher was my Uncle Tom, a retired college US History professor from Notre Dame. Read morePublished 7 months ago by NUC MED TECH
I'm sure most of you will be interested in this set for the 9th, but let me tell you...their interpretation of the 3rd is fantastic.
Highly recommended for repeat plays! Read more
There are a number of really good recordings of Beethoven's Third Symphony, the "Eroica" -- Bernstein's with the NYPO, Jochum's with the Concertgebouw, Klemperer's with the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Stanley Crowe
I did not find nothing special with symphony nine. But the eroica is really beautiful. I loved the tempo. I always prefere slow and late Karl Bohm gave me a strong pleasure.Published 21 months ago by Luisfer
This reading of the 9th has Slower tempi in each movement than I am normally used to hearing leading to more spatial clarity - instrument intonation and differentiation is... Read morePublished on December 3, 2011 by Vikram Ramanathan
I think I can't really say anything about these two Beethoven performances by a conductor and an orchestra I decidedly admire but this: OK. Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by Music Lover
These are beautifully played but tame performances. Bohm, like Haitink, is a conductor who can somehow get away with this.
If you want stormy weather look elsewhere.
he conocido numerosísimas versiones de la Eroica, todas destacadas: Karajan-Berlín/1962 (y también las posteriores), Klemperer-Philharmonia(1954),... Read morePublished on March 27, 2006 by oscarolavarria