Beethoven: Symphonies nos. 7 & 8

Beethoven: Symphonies nos. 7 & 8

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin

Ludwig van Beethoven

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Inspiration

Gripping drama, dance-like levity: Beethoven’s Seventh, with its dramatic force and rhythmic intensity, received its triumphant première in 1813, when the proceeds were donated to the victims of the Napoleonic Wars. His Eighth, in contrast, attracted less attention – much to the composer’s annoya

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