Beethoven: The Symphonies / Thielemann, Vienna Philharmonic
Anyone who grew up with Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm or Eugen Jochum's recordings will feel at home in the musical world Thielemann creates...The Third, the Eroica, has a sense of purpose and dynamism, just as the scale and scope of the Ninth is never in doubt.
– The Guardian (UK)
Thielemann is a musician who is not only conservative but thought-prokovingly original. His performances will appeal to listeners who long for a return to interpretative values closer to the very individual Beethoven of Furtwangler or Mengelberg.
– International Record Review
One of the most joyous, infectious accounts I have ever heard of the Second, full of drive, impish wit and manic ecstasy. The orchestra is obviously having a high old time.
– MusicWeb International
Catalog Number: 88875112822
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra