HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 (Giulini)

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I know, someone here will not agree completely with me, but for me this is
the best LvB’s 5th. In the first movement the DA DA DA DUUUM is in fact soft pedal-ed. Especially the second time it is played: It sounds more like “DAA DUU….DAA DUU”. WHICH IS AWESOME!!! Giulini is doing something DIFFERENT, something Wonderful, which would be stupid if it didn’t TOTALLY work with the way the rest of the first movement is presented. The longer I’m alive, the more I realize that the movements the great composers wrote are complete statements. Giulini makes it clear that the motif that everybody remembers is the least important part, or, actually not that, it’s all important, but that the last minute or so is THE STUFF.
Overall, this is just AMAZING. Criticisms of Giulini are often right on the mark. His Eroica with the same orchestra is almost ridiculous in it’s SLOW deliberateness . This performance is however not slow (except for the second movement, which is still wonderfully played), not soft-edged and not ponderous.
Best EVER transition between the 3rd and 4th movements and the BEST final few seconds.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Vinyl 1982
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 12
Size: 708 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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