Bernard Haitink

Beethoven: Symphony No 7 & Triple Concerto

LSO0578 SACD

Beethoven Symphony No 7 / Triple Concerto

Beethoven Symphony No 7 / Triple Concerto

Bernard Haitink conductor

CD of the Week Classic FM

Performance***** Sound *****
Benchmark Recording
'a blazing performance of the Seventh Symphony that reaches a superbly disciplined and frenzied conclusion' BBC Music Magazine

Beethoven was rarely explicit about any meaning behind his works. However it is impossible to listen to his Seventh Symphony without being captivated by a sense of euphoria, tainted only by what is possibly the most profound slow movement he was to write. Where the symphony is bold in its exuberance, the Triple Concerto is playful, providing its soloists with a glorious opportunity to flaunt their skills.

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Reviews

'simply masterful Beethoven ... Capped by a magisterial account of the Ninth Symphony, this is the Beethoven set for our time. Even if you already have umpteen other recordings of these works, you really owe it to yourself to hear this new set. It's a deeply satisfying musical experience'
Chicago Tribune

CD of the Week
Classic FM

'a blazing performance of the Seventh Symphony that reaches a superbly disciplined and frenzied conclusion'
Performance***** Sound *****
Benchmark Recording

BBC Music Magazine 

'surging rhythms that explore every conceivable movement are very much a feature of Bernard Haitink's fine new recording ... The LSO Live CD is even more compelling with the inclusion of the Triple Concerto, in a performance of chamber music lightness ... under Haitink's vigorous baton this Cinderella work sems even more underrated. Seventy-five minutes of exceptional music'
Mail on Sunday

'the latest gem from LSO Live ... this is a sensational coupling of masterworks'
The Times

'Bernard Haitink delivers a splendid interpretation of Beethoven's Seventh: taut, exciting, always musical, and in no way inhibited ... Haitink's concern for clean rhythmic articulation really pays off ... the result is truly of the highest possible standard'
ClassicsToday.com

'the best Beethoven Seventh recorded since Carlos Kleiber's DG recording, and frankly, I like it even better than the Klieber ... In sum: Hallelujah! The art of Beethoven conducting is alive and well'
Hi-Fidelity Review

'he is a different, energised man, caught up in the thrill of the moment, on the podium - and it is our good fortune that these marvellous concerts will have an extended life on disc'
Sunday Times

Artists

Bernard Haitink conductor
Gordan Nikolitch
 violin

Tim Hugh cello

Lars Vogt piano
London Symphony Orchestra 

Recording Details

James Mallinson producer
Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineer (Symphony No 7)
Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd sound engineer (Triple Concerto)

Recorded November 2005, Barbican, London
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording

Notes in English/en français/auf Deutsch

CD
Catalogue number - LSO0078
UPC - 822231107828

SACD
Catalogue number - LSO0578
UPC - 822231157823

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