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Beethoven Symphony SurveyName ⇕Orchestra ⇕Label ⇕Year Comp. ⇕Claudio Abbado I, Vienna Philharmonic
DG, (1986-1988) Gabriela Beňačková, Marjana Lipovšek, Gösta Winbergh, Hermann Prey, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

Claudio Abbado's first Beethoven set, from Vienna. Often described as the epitome of faceless beauty and exuding an Abbadoesque blandness which he would drop later in life but was typical then. I've not heard it, but readily believe that description. That said, there's something to be said about sheer beauty.



Ludwig van Beethoven
The Symphonies
DG 1994


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Ludwig van Beethoven
The Symphonies
DG Italy


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Ludwig van Beethoven
Nos. 1 & 4
1989


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Ludwig van Beethoven
Nos. 2 & 5
1989


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Ludwig van Beethoven
No. 3
1987


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Ludwig van Beethoven
No. 6
1988


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Ludwig van Beethoven
Nos. 7 & 8
1987


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Ludwig van Beethoven
No. 9
1987


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Claudio Abbado II, Berlin Philharmonic
DG (2000)…
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