Two contrasting symphonies: one Beethoven's most heroic; the other his most entertaining. Originally issued on Deutsche Grammophon, this coupling comes with informative liner notes.
"The VPO have this music in their veins."—Gramophone
"If any one recorded Beethoven cycle stood out for gorgeous engineering, the prize certainly would go to Karl Böhm's early-1970s versions with the Vienna Philharmonic on Deutsche Grammophon. Time has not diminished their sonic allure one iota."—Classics Today