℗ 1968 Parlophone Records Limited

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, "Eroica"

Sir John Barbirolli, BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica"  
I. Allego con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Sir John Barbirolli; BBC Symphony Orchestra
II. Marcia Funebre (Adagio assai)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Sir John Barbirolli; BBC Symphony Orchestra
III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) & Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Sir John Barbirolli; BBC Symphony Orchestra
IV. Finale (Allegro Molto - Poco Andante - Presto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Sir John Barbirolli; BBC Symphony Orchestra
Total Playing Time    54:08
Sir John Barbirolli heads the BBC Symphony Orchestra for this rendition of Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony. The Symphony No. 3 in Eb major, Op. 55 is one of the composer's most celebrated works, a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven's innovative middle period.

Composed mainly in 1803–1804, the work broke boundaries in symphonic form, length, harmony, emotional and cultural content. It is widely considered a landmark in the transition between the Classical and the Romantic era.

Warner Classics releases this stunning recording as part of a brand new series, The Complete Warner Recordings.

Spanning over 40 years, these recordings trace the career of Sir John Barbirolli, a conductor of proverbial warmth and generosity, a transformative force in British music and a legendary figure who collaborated with the greatest artists of his time. Shortly before his death in 1970 he completed a Sibelius cycle with the Hallé Orchestra, whose fortunes he had steered for nearly three decades, and among other composers closely linked with his name are Elgar, Delius, Brahms, Mozart, Mahler and Puccini. The wide-ranging contents of this landmark set, which comprises all the recordings Barbirolli made for HMV and PYE. Everything has been remastered in high definition, LP-era recordings from the original tapes, and 78-era recordings from the best available sources.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-4 – 96 kHz / 16-bit PCM; contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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