George Szell conducts Beethoven: Symphonies / Overtures [5 CD set]

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George Szell conducts Beethoven: Symphonies / Overtures [5 CD set]
The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell

[ Sony Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Sunday 20 August 2017

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"Szell gives you a reading full of historical imagination. Beethoven probably did not hear this symphony in his head as Szell gives it to us, but it certainly conjures up the world of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It takes a musician of immense culture to pull something like this off." (ClassicalNet on Symphony No 1)

"The third movement stands out for its oboe and clarinet solos (Marc Lifschey and Robert Marcellus). The finale, the biggest challenge in the symphony, arrives with nobility and without mawkishness. All in all, a patrician reading." (ClassicalNet on Symphony No 6)

"the Szell/Cleveland synergy works many wonders. Listen to the seamless transition from the Second Symphony's broad first-movement introduction into the main theme, or how the Eroica's Funeral March achieves a shattering climax by virtue of Szell's unswervingly steady tempo and pinpointed linear clarity." ClassicsToday on the whole set

Tracks:

Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete)
with Adele Addison (soprano), Jane Hobson (mezzo), Richard Lewis (tenor), Donald Bell (bass)
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Egmont Overture, Op. 84
König Stephan Overture, Op. 117
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b