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Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - Symphony No. 7 (Live)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67  
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck
II. Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck
III. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck
IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92  
I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck
II. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck
III. Presto, assai meno presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck
IV. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    71:16
Collated from three concerts recorded live in December 2014, Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in a distinctive interpretation of these most beloved works, proof there is always discovery in the well travelled ground of Beethoven’s symphonies when played with conviction and passion. There are no classic symphonies that have been performed more often than Beethoven's: his Fifth Symphony includes history’s four most famous notes and the Seventh Symphony was revolutionary in its emphasis on rhythm.

"A recording of Beethoven is always a great occasion and event. The marrying of the music’s historic interpretation with the brilliance of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s playing have made this recording possible. It has been a joy to look deeply into that which Beethoven has composed, while also discovering the sense and content of the music and thus the reason why it has been written. For me, this is always the most beautiful part of the creative process."
- Manfred Honeck
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Recorded Live: December 5 to 7, 2014 Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Recording Producer: Dirk Sobotka (Soundmirror, Boston)
Balance Engineer: Mark Donahue (Soundmirror, Boston)
Recording Engineer: John Newton (Soundmirror, Boston)
Mastering: Mark Donahue (Soundmirror, Boston)
Music Notes: Manfred Honeck
Editing and Coordination: Mary Persin
Technical Notes: Mark Donahue, John Newton and Dirk Sobotka
Design: Bill Roarty
Front Cover Design: Brian Hughes
Back Cover Photo: Michael Sahaida

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