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℗ Originally Recorded 1955. All rights reserved by BMG Music
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch, conductor
Recorded May 2, 1955 (Symphony No. 5) and August 16, 1955 (Symphony No. 6)
Recorded in Symphony Hall, Boston MA
Producer: Richard Mohr & John Pfeiffer (Symphony No. 5); John Pfeiffer (Symphony No. 6)
Recording Engineer: John Norman
Mastering Engineer: Mark Donahue
Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA
These sessions were recorded to 2-track quarter-inch tape on an RCA RT-21 tape machine running at 30 inches per second.
Munch’s endearing interpretation of the Pastoral Symphony joins a passionate Fifth on a cherished example of the Boston Symphony’s aristocratic artistry. The ensemble and the conductor perform with scintillating precision, truly embracing the works.
ReviewsA very good Fifth and an outstanding Pastoral gain a well-deserved new lease on life.