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Carlos Kleiber

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 5 & 7 (CD)

Long regarded as the quintessential interpretation of the most popular and best-loved symphony ever written, this performance of the Fifth has everything: passion, precision, drama, lyric beauty, and a coiled fury in the first movement that sets your pulse racing from the very first note. Carlos Kleiber made very few recordings in his distinguished career, but almost all are special. If you own no other copy of this symphony, this is the one to get. It comes with an exceptional performance of the Seventh, definitely one of the great ones. There is classical music, and there are classic recordings of classical music. This one's a classic.

TRACK LIST

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Allegro con brio
Andante con moto
Allegro
Allegro

Wiener Philharmoniker
Carlos Kleiber
Recorded: 4-4-1974
Musikvereinssaal, Vienna

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Allegretto
Presto - Assai meno presto
Allegro con brio

Wiener Philharmoniker
Carlos Kleiber
Recorded: 16-1-1976
Musikvereinssaal, Vienna