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16 Mar 2016

24/48: Serge Koussevitzky / London Philharmonic - Beethoven. Symphony 3 - HMV 1934

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony no.3 in E flat major, op.55  - "Eroica" 
I: Allegro con brio  ~  II: Marcia Funebre, adagio assai  ~  III: Scherzo -Allegro vivace  ~  IV: Finale -Allegro molto  
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London Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Serge Koussevitzky     
HMV  DB.7754-9  Auto  (DB.2346/51)   Album no.222.   Matrices: 2EA.840-51 (I,IIa,I,I,I,I,I,I,Ic,Ia,I,II).  
Recorded: 7 September 1934 - EMI Studio no.1, Abbey Road.   1935 set.
Very fine performance. EMI's quieter recording + EQ  sadly gives 5+dB more 'crackle' compared to an EMI-pressed RCA.