Christian Thielemann, Wiener Philharmoniker - Beethoven: Symphonies (2011/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 370:25 minutes | 3.49 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover
At a time when it seems that the contemporary movement for historically informed practices has won over most performers of Ludwig van Beethoven's nine symphonies, along comes Christian Thielemann to spin the clock back to the mindset of the mid-20th century. Interpreting the symphonies with a conventional, even hidebound, approach that bears no sign of late Classical scholarship (streamlined tempos, smaller orchestras, original instrumentation, or other aspects of the way the music was actually played in the composer's time), Thielemann presents a Beethoven that is rather more in the manner of Wilhelm Furtwängler than of, say, John Eliot Gardiner.