Beethoven: Symphony No. 3


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Symphony No. 3

Producer: Andrew Walton
Engineer: Deborah Spanton, K&A Productions
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, on 22 January 2014

Overture, Fidelio
Producer: Anthony Sellors
Engineer: Philip Burwell
Post production: Andrew Walton
Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, London, by BBC Radio 3 on 4
September 2015

Total playing time 56:06

Released April 2017

CD: Beethoven: Symphony No. 3

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (Eroica), Op. 55
Overture, Fidelio, Op. 72

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pieter Schoeman leader

Inspired by acts of heroism, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 broke the mould of the classical symphony, and with its scale and orchestration is considered the first symphony of the romantic era. If his first two symphonies hinted at the revolutionary character of their creator, the ‘Eroica’ unleashed a symphonic energy regarded as a turning point in musical history. It is coupled here with the Overture to Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, taken from the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s highly acclaimed performance at the BBC Proms in 2015, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski.

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