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Beethoven Symphonies 3 ‘Eroica’ and No.8, Op.93


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Beethoven Symphonies 3 ‘Eroica’
and No.8, Op.93

London Symphony
Orchestra
Wyn Morris

Catalogue Number: ALC 1353
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 78:28, stereo 1988/9
Barcode: 5055354413537




“dark and intense Eroica, with urgent allegros … the LSO responds with bite and refinement. Excellent bargain” (Penguin 3 stars) “Fiery, noble, and imposing was how I described Wyn Morris’ earlier recording … and this remake has those qualities and even finer playing and modern recording. [I had dubbed Morris our Celtic Furtwängler, a phrase that later appeared in adverts!] … but the fact remains, Morris knows his Beethoven and conducts it (like Burton speaking Shakespeare) with an ardour and love of tonal splendour that is close to that old revered school of German interpretation: closer than anything we are likely to get nowadays” (Gramophone)

    Symphony No. 3 in Eb major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’ [52:36]
    [1] I. Allegro con brio 17:28
    [2] II. Marcia funebre – Adagio assai 17:21
    [3] III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace 5:29
    [4] IV. Allegro molto 12:18
    Recorded at Walthamstow Town Hall, October 1988

    Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 [25:41]
    [5] I. Allegro vivace e con brio 9:05
    [6] II. Allegretto scherzando 4:07
    [7] III. Tempo di menuetto 4:52
    [8] IV. Allegro vivace 7:37
    Recorded at Watford Town Hall, August 1988