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  Deutsche Grammophon -
  474 603-2
  Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 - Karajan
  Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 "Pastoral"

Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
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  See also 474 600-2.

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Site review by Polly Nomial January 13, 2006
Performance:   Sonics:
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Review by SnaggS July 5, 2007 (2 of 11 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
5th, 1st Movement.

Karajan, straight out of the starting blocks. Wow, he doesn't need to warm up. Deep throaty orchestra. Sound quality on these SACD remasters seems great, and I remember somebody saying the CD's weren't that crash hot? $70 for the box set from HMV Japan? Worth it! Back to the music, I love the strained sound of the brass section.

Karajan 1st, Furtwangler a good 2nd, Szell 3 and Ozawa last..

5th, 2nd Movement.

I'm expecting the adrenaline hasn't worn off yet.. not really... he seems to have calmed himself down whilst the CD player switched from track 1 to 2. Lovely round sound.. now he does it.. I don't like those crescendo's dagnamit.. take a chill pill Karajan. Its ok, but he's killed the moment and lost me.

Final order.. Szell No.1, Furtwangler a good second.. a space... then Karajan.. and lastly Ozawa and the BSO.


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Works: 2  

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"