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BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.4 & No.8 Scherchen - WH 20049

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BEETHOVEN

Beethoven's Symphony No.4 in B flat major, Op.60 is sunny and cheerful, with light instrumentation that recalls the symphonies of Haydn, with whom Beethoven had studied a decade before. The Fourth Symphony contrasts with Beethoven's composition style in the previous Third Symphony, and is often overshadowed by both its predecessor and succeeding work, the celebrated Fifth Symphony which Beethoven had set aside to complete the Fourth. Despite being written in a style more akin to that of Beethoven's first two symphonies, the Fourth contains many aspects that show his growing strength as a composer, most notably the B♭ minor Adagio introduction to the first movement, which Leonard Bernstein described as a "mysterious introduction which hovers around minor modes, tip-toeing its tenuous weight through ambiguous unrelated keys and so reluctant to settle down into its final B♭ major.

The Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 is in four movements composed in 1812. Beethoven fondly referred to it as "my little Symphony in F," distinguishing it from his Sixth Symphony, a longer work also in F. The Eighth Symphony is generally light-hearted, though not lightweight, and in many places cheerfully loud, with many accented notes. Various passages in the symphony are heard by some listeners to be musical jokes. The symphony deviates from Classical tradition in making the last movement the weightiest of the four.

SIDE 1
Symphony No.4 in B flat major, Op.60
1. Adagio - Allegro vivace
2. Adagio
3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
4. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo

SIDE 2
Symphony No.8 in F major, Op.93
1. Allegro vivace e con brio
2. Allegretto scherzando
3. Tempo di menuetto
4. Allegro vivace

Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen

The sleeve is FAIR; consistent with age. The previous owner's name in pencil on the back.
Record graded visually to RRPG grade VERY GOOD.
We recommend that the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Scherchen
Catalogue number:
WH 20049
Condition:
Very good
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Westminster
Sleeve condition:
Fair
Tracks:
8

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BEETHOVEN

Beethoven's Symphony No.4 in B flat major, Op.60 is sunny and cheerful, with light instrumentation that recalls the symphonies of Haydn, with whom Beethoven had studied a decade before. The Fourth Symphony contrasts with Beethoven's composition style in the previous Third Symphony, and is often overshadowed by both its predecessor and succeeding work, the celebrated Fifth Symphony which Beethoven had set aside to complete the Fourth. Despite being written in a style more akin to that of Beethoven's first two symphonies, the Fourth contains many aspects that show his growing strength as a composer, most notably the B♭ minor Adagio introduction to the first movement, which Leonard Bernstein described as a "mysterious introduction which hovers around minor modes, tip-toeing its tenuous weight through ambiguous unrelated keys and so reluctant to settle down into its final B♭ major.

The Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 is in four movements composed in 1812. Beethoven fondly referred to it as "my little Symphony in F," distinguishing it from his Sixth Symphony, a longer work also in F. The Eighth Symphony is generally light-hearted, though not lightweight, and in many places cheerfully loud, with many accented notes. Various passages in the symphony are heard by some listeners to be musical jokes. The symphony deviates from Classical tradition in making the last movement the weightiest of the four.

SIDE 1
Symphony No.4 in B flat major, Op.60
1. Adagio - Allegro vivace
2. Adagio
3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
4. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo

SIDE 2
Symphony No.8 in F major, Op.93
1. Allegro vivace e con brio
2. Allegretto scherzando
3. Tempo di menuetto
4. Allegro vivace

Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Hermann Scherchen

The sleeve is FAIR; consistent with age. The previous owner's name in pencil on the back.
Record graded visually to RRPG grade VERY GOOD.
We recommend that the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.

Band/artist(s):
Scherchen
Catalogue number:
WH 20049
Condition:
Very good
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
Westminster
Sleeve condition:
Fair
Tracks:
8

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