ALBUM TITLE: Beethoven * Schubert
WORKS: Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 3, 5 & 7; Schubert: Symphony No. 5
PERFORMER: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic/Georg Solti
CATALOGUE NO: 480 6596 (1959)
These recordings from the end of the 1950s are characteristic of Solti’s tense hard-driven style, in the case of Schubert’s Fifth ridiculously so. Beethoven’s Eroica and No. 7 fare better, but No. 5 is aggressive to a fault.