Many thanks to a music lover from China for this classic
A great performance. I’ve gone through a number of recordings of Beethoven’s 3rd – on vinyl and CD. This is one of the best; although recorded in 1962, the sound is clear. Bohm’s tempos are right on; the orchestra is tight; the soloists sound pumped and the choir soars. The finale makes you jump! They really nailed it! You never feel like you’re a passenger on a top-heavy ship in roiling seas – which is the feeling I’ve experienced listening to some other emotionally unbridled performances.
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 1.8 GB
|Symphonie Nr. 3 Es-dur Op. 55 »Eroica«|
|A1||1. Satz: Allegro Con Brio||14:40|
|A2||2. Satz: Marcia Funebre: Adagio Assai||14:25|
|B1||3. Satz: Allegro Vivace||5:59|
|B2||4. Satz: Finale: Allegro Molto||12:24|
Analyzed folder: /192k LvB – Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’ – Boehm
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR12 -0.47 dB -18.71 dB A1 – Symphonie Nr. 3. Es-Dur Op. 55 ‘Eroica’ – Allegro Con Brio.aif
DR14 -2.18 dB -23.79 dB A2 – Symphonie Nr. 3. Es-Dur Op. 55 ‘Eroica’ – Marcia Funebre. Adagio Assai.aif
DR13 -0.59 dB -20.42 dB B1 – Symphonie Nr. 3. Es-Dur Op. 55 ‘Eroica’ – Scherzo. Allegro Vivace.aif
DR12 -1.22 dB -18.94 dB B2 – Symphonie Nr. 3. Es-Dur Op. 55 ‘Eroica’ – Finale. Allegro Molto – Poco Andante – Presto.aif
Number of files: 4
Official DR value: DR13
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