℗ 2006 BIS Records
Released March 1, 2006
Duration 1h 14m 55s
Record Label BIS
Catalogue No. BIS-SACD-1516
Genre Classical (Orchestral)
 

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 3, "Eroica" and 8

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

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Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, "Eroica", Op. 55  
1.1
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
16:58
1.2
II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
15:07
1.3
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
5:56
1.4
IV. Finale. Allegro molto - Poco andante - Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
11:38
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93  
1.5
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
9:06
1.6
II. Allegretto scherzando
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
4:05
1.7
III. Tempo di menuetto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
4:48
1.8
IV. Allegro vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä
7:17
Digital Booklet
"Vänskä's Eroica comes to us primed for battle: an energetic, resilient, well drilled performance with surfaces of polished steel ... the playing of the Minnesota Orchestra 'A-1' in all departments." - Gramophone "There’s no question that Osmo Vänskä is a true Beethoven conductor ... this is one of the finest performances of the Funeral March ever recorded. It has everything: fabulous playing, an ideal tempo (it never drags) and most importantly, rhythm ... it doesn’t get any better and happily the sonics, which are magnificently natural, are just as good as the performances." - ClassicsToday.com Grammy winners Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra present this second volume in their series of Beethoven symphonies, showcasing a stunning interpretation of the Third Symphony, the so-called Eroica. The programme also includes the shorter, lighthearted and cheerful Eighth Symphony.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BIS Studio Masters

Recorded in June 2005 and January 2006 at Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Recording producer: Robert Suff Sound engineer: Ingo Petry Technical engineer: Thore Brinkmann Digital editing: Jeffrey Ginn Mix/mastering: Ingo Petry, Matthias Spitzbarth Neumann microphones; Stagetec Truematch microphone preamplifier and high resolution A/D converter; MADI optical cabling; Yamaha 02R96 digital mixer; Sequoia Workstation; Pyramix DSD Workstation; B&W Nautilus 802 loudspeakers; STAX headphones Executive producers: Robert von Bahr, Robert Suff Cover text: © Barry Cooper 2006 Translations: Horst A. Scholz (German); Arlette Lemieux-Chené (French) Front cover photograph: © Juan Hitters Back cover photograph of the Minnesota Orchestra: © Ann Marsden Photograph of Osmo Vänskä: © Greg Helgeson Typesetting, lay-out: Andrew Barnett, Compact Design Ltd., Saltdean, Brighton, England
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.73
-7.62 to -0.25
-26.97
-32.52 to -24.51
15
14 to 15
1
I. Allegro con brio
-0.96-25.5715
2
II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai
-1.36-27.1215
3
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
-0.53-27.5914
4
IV. Finale. Allegro molto - Poco andante - Presto
-2.42-25.4714
5
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
-2.08-24.5114
6
II. Allegretto scherzando
-7.62-32.5215
7
III. Tempo di menuetto
-6.59-27.9314
8
IV. Allegro vivace
-0.25-25.0315

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