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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Beethoven Symphonies (Almost) Live (Part Three)

Musikverein, Vienna, Austria (Exterior)
For our third installment on a YouTube exploration into the best live performances of Beethoven's 9 symphonies, I give you once again the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with once again, Christian Thielemann conducting Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Opus 55 "Eroica".  For information on this great orchestra, see the links in the previous post here.  This performance is from April of 2010.

Along with Symphony Nos. 6 an 9, this is one of Beethoven's longer symphonies.

I: Allegro con brio (Part 1) and (Part 2)

II: Marcia funebre: Adagio assai (Part 1) and (Part 2)

III: Scherzo: Allegro vivace

IV: Finale: Allegro molto

For more information on this symphony go herehere and here.

More information on Musikverein, Vienna.

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