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Monday, August 1, 2011

Beethoven Symphonies (Almost) Live (Part Five)

Beethoven's Fifth!!

Well of course I was able to find many great performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67 on YouTube.  It is probably one of the best known symphonic works of all time.  It is also a major turning point in Beethoven's transition from the Classical period into the Romantic.

I will dedicate this post to several performances of this wonderful symphony.  The first is a performance from the 1950s by the NBC Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini performed at Carnegie Chapter Hall in New York City, March 22, 1952.
Carnegie Hall, New York, New York

III: Allegro-Allegro (Part Two)  *Note - the poster of these clips erroneously labels this as the 4th movement.  There are only 3.

Seoul Arts Center
Our 2nd performance of this symphony comes from Seoul, South Korea with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Myung-whun Chung in a performance at Seoul Arts Center on January 20th, 2006.

Our next performance of Beethoven's 5th symphony comes from Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie in Bremen, Germany, conducted by Paavo J√§rvi in a performance from April 2nd, 2008.  The venue is unknown.  These videos combine the movements into 3 clips to:

 For more information on this symphony go here (requires flash)here and here.

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