Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    1,594

    Default Beethoven's 5th symphony

    Does anyone know of a good quality CD with the complete 5th symphony? I am also interested in good quality versions of the 7th and 9th.
    Thanks,
    Graham

  2. #2
    Old School
    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Higher & Dryer, Texas
    Posts
    10,176

    Default

    My info is a little dated, as I amassed most of my classical collection over ten years ago, but here goes...

    One of the most economical ways to own all the symphonies is in the set ercorded by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin S.O. on Deutsche Grammophon (DG 415 066-2).

    For the 5th and 7th alone, the ones in the above set are excellent and they are available individually as well (DG 415 861-2 and DG 415 121-2 respectively).

    The 9th in the above box is not to the level of the other works. Of modern recordings von Dohnanyi's with the Cleveland Orchestra (Telarc CD-80120) is a worthy supplement to the boxed set.
    More later,
    Tour...
    Vox Copuli
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Old English Proverb

    "It's easy to get lost in price vs performance vs ego vs illusion." - doro
    "There is a certain entertainment value in ripping the occaisonal (sic) buttmunch..." - TroyD
    "Death doesn't come with a Uhaul." - Dennis Gardner

    Rebuilding Maggie 2-ch & Amazing 2-ch... Building 2-ch "wall"... Figuring out the HT

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    1,594

    Default

    Thanks for the recommendations Tour, I think I will get the 5th and 7th alone.

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    FL 320
    Posts
    5,005

    Default

    I think I'm going to pick it up too. I have several pieces on compilations taken from the 5th Symphony and love the music. I love to listen to the Intro to Symphony No. 5 really loud to room shaking levels. So much power and passion in a single song.

    I was watching a special on TV about Beethoven's music and they showed a large orchestra playing pieces from the 5th Sym.

    I'll be getting a violin pretty soon so I can play some of my favorite pieces. I was in the orchestra in middle school. We kicked all the other school's ass coming in 1st everytime except for one 2nd. Can't remember how to read notes but still remember the fingering and bow techniques.

    Maurice
    CD Player: Original CD-A8T
    Pre: Antique Sound Lab Passive T1-X DT
    Amp: NAD C270
    Speakers: B&W DM6
    "I would rather have a cup of tone than an ocean of power" **Dr. Harvey Rosenberg**

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    823

    Default

    Graham, outstanding rather than just good is the coupling of the 5th and 7th by Carlos Kleiber and the Vienna Philharmonic on Deutsche Grammophon DGG 447 400.

    On the 9th, I prefer Solti's earlier version with the Chicago Symphony on London LON 430 438.

    Both are discs of great performances, available at bargain prices.

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    1,594

    Default

    Thanks John, I'll check those out aswell.

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (8)

    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    11,499

    Default

    Originally posted by Tour2ma
    For the 5th and 7th alone, the ones in the above set are excellent and they are available individually as well (DG 415 861-2 and DG 415 121-2 respectively).

    The 9th in the above box is not to the level of the other works. Of modern recordings von Dohnanyi's with the Cleveland Orchestra (Telarc CD-80120) is a worthy supplement to the boxed set.
    The 5th and 7th by Christoph Von Dohnanyi with the Cleveland Orchestra (Telarc CD-80163) is also very good.

    Tour - I have not heard Von Dohnanyi's 9th. For the 9th, I have Roger Norrington with the Schutz Choir of London and the London Classical Players (EMI: 100467). It is quite good but as much as I like Dohnanyi's 5th and 7th I may have to pick up a copy of his 9th.
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts