- Beethoven Collection
- Beethoven Symphonies No. 5 & 7 - Fidelio Overture - Fritz Reiner Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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Reiner's Beethoven 5th and 7th
Like most Beethoven enthusiasts, I have a high regard for Carlos Kleiber's 5th and 7th symphonies on DG, both of which mix tremendous excitement with equal parts precision. Reiner's performance of these symphonies matches Kleiber's precision, but with slightly less gas on the throttle the tension is lessened... but only a tad. This isn't necessarily a bad thing since some people find the Kleiber peformances a little overdriven. The tape transfer of these remarkable performances sounds amazing! Highly recommended!
Great recording, great music
These Reiner recordings are breathtaking for dynamics and detail. I'm quite happy with my purchase.
This really is a superb recording. Very enjoyable. I have a few other Beethoven symphonies but this one is a step above. Really recommended!
Bought the DSD version and the clarity and dynamics are excellent.
Reiner's Fifth and Seventh Beethoven
Good, strong, incisive direction so typical of Reiner. Full of energy, with sharp playing from the Chicago band. If you like your Beethoven without qualms or hesitation, then these performances are right up your alley. These new remastered symphonies are much cleaner, with less distortion than the original LP releases.
Title: Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 and Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Artist(s): Fritz Reiner conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Recording Info: Transferred from a 15ips 2-track tape
Symphony No. 7 & Fidelio Overture released 1957 by RCA
Symphony No. 5 released 1959 by RCA
Engineer – Lewis Layton Producer – Richard Mohr
Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67
1 1st Movement: Allegro Con Brio 7:31
2 2nd Movement: Andante Con Moto 10:04
3 3rd Movement: Allegro 5:27
4 4th Movement: Allegro 7:59
Total Time: 31:01
Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92
5 1st Movement: Poco Sostenuto: Vivace 11:33
6 2nd Movement: Allegretto 8:54
7 3rd Movement: Presto: Presto Meno Assai: Presto 6:55
8 4th Movement: Allegro Con Brio 6:48
Tota Time: 34:10
9 Fidelio Overture, Op. 72b 6:30