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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8 (Live)

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner

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Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36  
1.1
I. Adagio molto - Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner
11:10
1.2
II. Larghetto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner
10:03
1.3
III. Scherzo
Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner
4:09
1.4
IV. Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner
5:53
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93  
1.5
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner
8:34
1.6
II. Allegretto scherzando
Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner
3:49
1.7
III. Tempo di menuetto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner
5:24
1.8
IV. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner
6:55
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Total Playing Time    55:57
"From the very start, the cut-to-the-bone immediacy of the sound puts you up close and personal to the performance."
- Gramophone
"
After hearing these explosive, invigorating and electrifying performances, we are reminded once again of the ferocious intensity that must have shellshocked 19th century Viennese audiences."
- BBC Music Magazine

October 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. Twenty years after their acclaimed Beethoven Symphonies, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the ORR continue to revisit this repertoire with this live album, which follows the release of previous Beethoven symphonies recorded live by Gardiner at Carnegie Hall. The Second and Eighth, two of Beethoven's “lighter” symphonies, are among Sir John Eliot’s favourites. The Second's life-affirming energy is rooted in Mozart and 18th century opera, at times romantically tender and others ferociously determined. Beethoven’s adventurous spirit can be heard in the Eighth, which is buoyant and energetic with a spirit of wit and playfulness.
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