Wednesday, March 12, 2003

'Works in Progress' -- Simon Rattle's Live Beethoven Symphonies Cycle on EMI from The Independent (London)
Considering that arkivmusic the web's ueber classical CD store has 96 recordings of Beethoven's 4th, his least recorded symphony, do we really need another Beethoven symphony cycle? On the other hand, this is the Vienna Philharmonic. This reviewer claims that Rattle hedges too much, while the BBC 3's CD Review says that it provides effortful enjoyment.


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