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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Beethoven Symphonies (Almost) Live (Part Two)

Vienna's Musikverein Golden Hall
For the next installment of the best YouTube video live performances of Beethoven's symphonies we go to Vienna (Wien), Austria (Österreich) for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of Symphony No. 2 in D major, Opus 36, conducted by Christian Thielemann b. 1959.

How about that magnificent hall for a venue?  Also, in this performance we get a good closeup of the conductor, who in my view is terrific.

I: Adagio molto - Allegro con brio

II: Larghetto

III: Scherzo: Allegro

IV: Allegro molto

For more information on this symphony go here (NPR got the opus number wrong in this article, which is not at all suprising), here and here.

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