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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 "Pastoral"

Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia, Béla Drahos

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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67  
1.1
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Béla Drahos
7:15
1.2
II. Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Béla Drahos
9:21
1.3
III. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Béla Drahos
8:33
1.4
IV. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Béla Drahos
10:41
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"  
1.5
I. Pleasant, cheerful feelings aroused on approaching the countryside. Allegro ma non troppo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Béla Drahos
11:06
1.6
II. Scene by the brook. Andante molto mosso
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Béla Drahos
12:05
1.7
III. Happy gathering of villagers. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Béla Drahos
4:59
1.8
IV. Thunder-storm. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Béla Drahos
3:54
1.9
V. Shepherd's song. Grateful thanks to the Almighty after the storm. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Béla Drahos
9:53
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    77:47
Beethoven wrote nine symphonies, the first heralding the new century in 1800; the last completed in 1824. Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 has enjoyed enormous popularity, not least for its patriotic associations that accord well with the period of its composition and suit the sensibilities of later generations. In orchestration the Fifth Symphony shows innovations in its inclusion of the piccolo, the double bassoon and three trombones in the final movement. Béla Drahos conducts the Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia on this 1997 release.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded by Phoenix Studio at the Italian Institute, Budapest, in June 1995. Producer: Ibolya Tóth Engineer: János Bohus Music Notes: Keith Anderson

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