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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 - Méhul: Les Amazones: Overture
Artist
Les Siècles and François-Xavier Roth
Label
Harmonia Mundi
Catalogue Number
HMM902421
Release Date
April 23, 2021

Continuing their exploration of Beethoven's symphonies, François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles give us an opportunity to rediscover the Eroica in all its modernity and power. Thanks to the magic of period timbres, Beethoven’s intended instrumental balances and effects are restored in revelatory fashion. The overture to Méhul’s opera Les Amazones, written eight years later, will be a discovery for many listeners. This time it was a French composer who established a further milestone in the new aesthetic of Romanticism.

  1. 1 Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio 15:58
  2. 2 Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai 14:28
  3. 3 Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace - Alla breve - Tempo primo 5:29
  4. 4 Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": IV. Finale. Allegro molto - Poco andante - Presto 10:58
  5. 5 Les Amazones ou La Fondation de Thèbes: Overture. Adagio - Allegro agitato 7:19
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