BEETHOVEN: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5

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1 Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60: I. Adagio - Allegro vivace 11:33 44.1/16 Album only
2 Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60: II. Adagio 9:43 44.1/16 Album only
3 Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60: III. Allegro molto e vivace - Un poco meno allegro 6:07 $1.49 Buy
4 Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60: IV. Allegro ma non troppo 7:03 44.1/16 Album only
5 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio 7:46 44.1/16 Album only
6 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: II. Andante con moto 9:43 44.1/16 Album only
7 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: III. Allegro 4:53 $1.49 Buy
8 Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro 11:11 44.1/16 Album only

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Editor's Choice, Gramophone March 2005
10/10 and Disc of the Month (February 2005) Classics Today.com and Classics Today France.com
10/10/10 Klassik Heute.de 2005
Orchestral CD of the Month, BBC Music Magazine, March 2005
Disc of the Month, Classic FM April 2005


The Minnesota Orchestra has an illustrious past, numbering such legendary figures as Eugene Ormandy, Dimitri Mitropoulos and Antal Dorati among its music directors. As of 2003, Osmo Vänskä is the tenth man on the post, and the team has had a very successful first season, rounded off by a European tour – and by Osmo Vänskä being chosen ‘Conductor of the Year’ by the prestigious publication Musical America. During this eventful year, the team also recorded the first volume in what will be one of the first complete cycles of Beethoven’s symphonies in Surround Sound. Osmo Vänskä – described as ‘an exemplary Beethoven conductor’ (Andrew Clements in The Guardian) – has chosen to open his cycle with Symphonies No. 4 and No. 5 on a disc which is sure to make its mark:
in first-class acoustics (Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis) and using the latest recording technology, our most experienced recording team have given free sonic rein to Osmo Vänskä and his Minnesota Orchestra in performances that are among the most exciting one can imagine! And the reviews confirm our own impression. They have compared this first installment favourably with legendary recordings by Karl Böhm, Carlos Kleiber, and Lorin Maazel, giving it top marks and commending both the performances and the "demonstration-quality sound'.