Thursday, December 13, 2007’s 2007 Best of the Year Selection

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphonies Nos. 3 "Eroica" & 8

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Paavo JärviRCA 88697-13066-2

And you thought that there was nothing more to be said in Beethoven! This cycle and Vänskä’s Minnesota recordings on BIS will continue to be the outstanding Beethoven symphony events of 2008. Järvi and his band manage to take the music to a new level in terms of sheer perfection of execution, but without ever sounding precious or affected, and without compromising its rugged integrity. Stunning!

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