Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II; Symphony No. 2 ()

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Pairing Ludwig van Beethoven's Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II with the Symphony No. 2 in D major is an unsual programming choice, but Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony play both pieces to perfection. Even if there isn't much to link them besides their early place in the composer's output, they make an exciting album by virtue of their contrasts. The cantata was composed in 1790, but it wasn't performed until 1884, so it has been treated as a minor work, at least in terms of the 20-year-old ...

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Beethoven: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II; Symphony No. 2
2013, San Francisco Sym

UPC: 821936005828

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