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Beethoven: Karajan Spectacular, Vol. 12

Beethoven: Karajan Spectacular, Vol. 12

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Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36 was written in 1802 the same year of the Heilegenstadt Testament, the letter never sanded to all his brothers, where the Magister self confessed with deep soul and pain his inability in having normal relationship with the people and the society due to his deafness. even the Symphony No. 2 has been mainly composed in Heiligenstadt it did not represent a close correspondence between the art and life of the german composer. Symphony No. 2 has a more contradictory character to Symphony No. 1 and for this fact some musical researchers consider it as a"Transition work". But nevertheless its thematic richness it is the most remarkable representation less conventional and formal than the previous Symphony; to a more profound analysis we could say thay Beetohven in this Second Symphony had tired to give unity and harmony to different and heterogeneous music elements. The themes and the ideas which came out from the music are now heroics now gallant and all are expressed by an orchestral language rich of syncopation, “sforzando” and frenetical interplay among micro music motives. With this peculiar inhomogeneity Symphonu No. 2 is work already looking toward the Future without reaching it or synthesize it in a formal and expressive vision well defined as Beethoven realized in Symphony No. 3 The Eroic Op. 55.

IDIS in its serie Karajan Spectacular is presenting all Beethoven Symphonies in a serie of live recordings made by the Great German director between Fifties and Seventies XX Century. In this release the recording of Second Symphony in D major is rare and almost unobtainable performed 10th April 1953 with Torino RAI Symphony Orchestra with Karajan well known soloist. As album ending and amazing performance of Concert in D major for violin and orchestra op 61 live recorded in Lucerne in 1954 where Karajan conducts one of the most soloist of these times Wolfgang Schneiderhan a real expert of this Beethoven Concert.

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    • Number of Discs: 1
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    • Label: IDIS
    • UPC/Barcode: 8021945005815
    • Item Number: IDIS6751