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Beethoven: Wellington's Victory/Liszt: Battle of the Huns etc
Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Erich Kunzel
Beethoven: Wellington's Victory/Liszt: Battle of the Huns etc
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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If you like the 1812 Overture...
SJR | Wichita, Kansas | 09/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...you'll like this collection of so-called battle music. Kunzel brings home the power of all three of these works, but the Wellington's Victory is superb. Until I heard Kunzel's interpretation of this work, I felt that Morton Gould conducting his own orchestra was the definitive Wellington. Kunzel's use of dynamics, tempo and phrasing is much more invigorating in this much under-appreciated Beethoven work."
Where's the music?
Stanwyck | Texas | 04/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Another early Kunzel CD that is marred by sound effects. The Beethoven piece is almost overwhelmed by electronic cannon and rifle fire. It's hard to even hear the music underneath, which is obviously what I bought the CD to hear.

The CD is very short- just a little over 40 minutes.

Otherwise, the CD is very well executed.

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Lackluster performance of Battle Symphony
Gadgester | Mother Earth | 06/23/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I love Beethoven's Wellington's Victory; it always offers me an entertaining and enjoyable break from listening to his more serious music like his quartets, sonatas and symphonies. However, I cannot recommend the present recording. The performance is lackluster, lacking conviction or power. The recording was also on the poor side, lacking good balance adn volume. (If you own an iPod, you can crank up "volume adjustment" to 50% or more, to make this more audible.)

Liszt's two battle pieces are not noteworthy, but they're hard to find, so it's nice to have them on this CD.

If you want a good performance of the Battle Symphony, try the one by Marriner on disc 12 of the 85-disc Beethoven Edition: Complete Works set."