Georg Solti conducts symphonies by Beethoven and Schubert

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Album title:
Beethoven * Schubert
Composer(s):
Beethoven, Schubert
Works:
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 3, 5 & 7; Schubert: Symphony No. 5
Performer:
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic/Georg Solti
Label:
Eloquence
Catalogue Number:
480 6596 (1959)
Performance:
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Recording:
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Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Georg Solti conducts symphonies by Beethoven and Schubert

These recordings from the end of the 1950s are characteristic of Solti’s tense hard-driven style, in the case of Schubert’s Fifth ridiculously so. Beethoven’s Eroica and No. 7 fare better, but No. 5 is aggressive to a fault.

Michael Tanner

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