8 Songs, 1 Hour 12 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Beethoven’s Fifth might contain the most famous first four notes of any piece of music, ever. Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber’s mid-'70s performance with the Wiener Philharmoniker has been unanimously praised as one of its most essential renditions. The finely judged tempos in the first movement lend the coda a terrific sense of drama, while Vienna’s famous string section sounds tailor-made for this music. The partnership is just as fine in Beethoven’s Seventh, helping cement this release's claim to all-time-great status.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Beethoven’s Fifth might contain the most famous first four notes of any piece of music, ever. Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber’s mid-'70s performance with the Wiener Philharmoniker has been unanimously praised as one of its most essential renditions. The finely judged tempos in the first movement lend the coda a terrific sense of drama, while Vienna’s famous string section sounds tailor-made for this music. The partnership is just as fine in Beethoven’s Seventh, helping cement this release's claim to all-time-great status.

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