‘Cogent’ performances of Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos 5 & 7 led by Ashkenazy
ALBUM TITLE: Beethoven
WORKS: Symphonies Nos 5 & 7
PERFORMER: Philharmonia Orchestra/Ashkenazy
CATALOGUE NO: 482 4951 (1982/84)
Intense, well-shaped, cogent Beethoven performances from a conductor who sees these works very much whole. Add something of the rhythmic muscle and drive of Toscanini and these would be highly recommendable.