Beethoven - Symphonies Nos 2 & 7 | Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or C910151

Beethoven - Symphonies Nos 2 & 7


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Label: Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or

Cat No: C910151

Barcode: 4011790910123

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 30th October 2015



Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


Karl Bohm


Beethoven, Ludwig van

Symphony no.2 in D major, op.36
Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


Karl Bohm


With conductors, a glance back just a few decades seems to take us into another world altogether. One of that extinct breed of conducting greats was surely Karl Böhm. A native of Graz, he became known and loved in his lifetime as an arch-representative of a form of music-making that was specifically Austrian – in fact, specifically Viennese.

Naturally, Salzburg was also an important venue for him. Orfeo released Böhm's final Salzburg concert of 30 August 1980 with its all-Mozart programme (ORFEO C891141, with Maurizio Pollini as soloist) and are privileged to be able to release his penultimate Salzburg concert, of 17 August in that same year.

Böhm died just a few months later in 1981. He can be heard here with an all-Beethoven programme comprising the 2nd and 7th symphonies, naturally partnered by his Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Even just listening to this concert at home you can feel its special ambiance – with the broad, insistent seriousness of the conductor’s tempi and the passionate response of the orchestra that was so devoted to him. This was a labour of love.

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