Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
From the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome
Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker; recorded at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome. The Beethoven Symphony Cycle marks a highlight of Abbado's relationship with the Berliner Philharmoniker and his 12 years as chief conductor. "It shows the unprecedented emancipatory power of this music" (Süddeutsche Zeitung). La Repubblica called it "The most wonderful symphonic cycle of the past decade."