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Beethoven Symphonies: Szell – update

Beethoven Symphonies: Szell – update

Originally Published on: Jun 18, 2012 The Szell Beethoven Box Set with the Cleveland Orchestra is currently out of print on CD, but 4 individual CD’s are still part of the Sony Essential Classics series, and well worth getting. Symphonies 4 & 7 are only available from ArchivMusic through their ArchivCD program at full price, the other sets are 1 & 6, 2 & 5, 3 & 8 and Symph 9 with Fidelio Overture. These are also available as MP3 albums,…

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Haydn and Szell

Haydn and Szell

Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra recorded a selection of Haydn’s later symphonies, and Sony has compiled them into another budget box set. Symphonies 93-98 have been released in various incarnations, but some of the other recordings are new to CD. Art is from one of the earlier LP releases. Haydn Symphonies at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1lOTece

Symphony No. 1: Beethoven

Symphony No. 1: Beethoven

Symphony No. 1: A survey of the first symphonies of various composers that I have in my collection. If you happen to not have Beethoven 1 in your collection, and do not want to spring for a set, there are literally dozens of options out there. I think the best bet would be the classic Szell/Cleveland release. Along with a great 6th, there is some great conducting, good energy and good sound. On the other hand…..I cant resist……..okay, if you…

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