℗ 2015 Decca Music Group Limited
Released July 17, 2014
Duration 45m 52s
Record Label Decca/London
Genre Classical

Beethoven: Eroica

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti

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Symphony No.3 in E Flat Major, Op.55 "Eroica"  
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
II. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
IV. Finale (Allegro molto)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti
Digital Booklet
Antal Doráti leads the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra on this live Beethoven programme, recorded in Minneapolis in March 1957. The original vinyl release of this energetic performance on Mercury Living Presence has long been considered audiophile-quality.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca/London Studio Masters

This title is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue recording. It may be limited in bandwidth and dynamic range by the technology available at the time of its original creation, and is offered as a high-quality documentation of a historical release. Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony was recorded on March 9, 1957, at the University of Minnesota’s Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, using a Schoeps M201 microphone in the center and Neumann KM-56 microphones on the left and right. Recorded to 3-track half-inch magnetic tape; the first-generation master tape was used for this release. The Symphony was first released on SR90011. Recording Director: Wilma Cozart Musical Supervisor: Harold Lawrence Recording Engineer and Technical Supervisor: C. Robert Fine Analog to Digital Transfer by John K. Chester and Jamie Howarth using the Plangent Process 3- to 2-channel conversion and mastering by Thomas Fine Remastering: 2015 Universal International Music BV Original Cover Artwork Photo by Maxine Furland, Rapho-Guillumette
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I. Allegro con brio
II. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
IV. Finale (Allegro molto)

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