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Beethoven Symphonies 1-4, 7 & 8 (CD)
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In 1945, at the end of World War II, Herbert von Karajan had found himself unable to earn a living. It looked as if would be at least two years before the four-power Allied authorities would agree to his 'de-nazification'. Suddenly there arrived in Vienna an Englishman called Walter Legge. Legge was the head of English Columbia, sister-label to HMV at EMI. Karajan could not yet perform in public, but, there was nothing to prevent him from making recordings in Vienna for a private company. It was the break-through Karajan needed. For Legge and EMI it was a terrific artistic ­coup. Thus began a remarkable series of recordings. About the Artist CD 1 Beethoven: Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21 1.1st.mvt. Adagio molto Allegro con brio 2. 2nd mvt.Andante cantabile con moto 3. 3rd mvt.Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace) 4. 4th.mvt.Adagio Allegro molto e vivace Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36 5. 1st mvt. Adagio Allegro con brio 6. 2nd mvt. Larghetto 7. 3rd mvt. Scherzo (Allegro) 8. 4th mvt. Allegro molto Beethoven Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.36 Eroica (Start) 9. 1st mvt. Allegro con brio CD 2 Beethoven:Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.36 Eroica (Concl.) 1. 2nd mvt. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai) 2. 3rd mvt. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) 3. 4th mvt. Allegro molto Poco andante Presto Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60 (Start) 4. 1st Mvt. Adagio Allegro vivace 5. 2nd mvt. Adagio 6. 3rd mvt. Allegro vivace Trio (Un poco meno Allegro) 7. 4th mvt. Allegro ma non troppo CD 3 Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92 1. 1st mvt. Poco sostenuto Vivace 2. 2nd mvt. Allegretto 3. 3rd mvt. Presto assai meno presto 4. 4th mvt. Allegro con brio Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93 5. 1st mvt. Allegro vivace e con brio 6. 2nd mvt. Allegretto scherzando 7. 3rd mvt. Tempo di menuetto 8. 4th mvt. Allegro vivace

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