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Friday, July 29, 2011

Beethoven Symphonies (Almost) Live

Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820.
OK, since I can find several live performances of all Beethoven's 9 symphonies on YouTube, I'm going to post the best I can find here.  We'll of course go in order, so with Symphony No. 1 in C major, Opus 21, here's Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie from Bremen, Germany conducted by Paavo Jarvi in a performance from 2006.  These videos are particularly good in that they include an exposition throughout provided by Robert Greenberg's Teaching Company Wordscore guide. 

I: Adagio molto - Allegro con brio

II: Andante cantabile con moto

Movements III: Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace and IV: Finale: Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace are included in the same video here.

For more on this symphony go here, here and here.

For an interesting blog dedicated to Beethoven go here.

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