"Beethoven's Third Symphony in E flat, Opus #55, was originally dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte. He admired Napoleon's new constitution founded upon "the true principles of representative government, on the sacred rights of property, equality, and liberty." But when the news came that Napoleon had declared himself Emperor (May 1804), Beethoven flew into a rage declaring "So he too is nothing more than an ordinary man. Now he will also trample all human rights underfoot, and only pander to his ambition; he will place himself above everyone else and become a tyrant!" Beethoven then ripped up the title page upon which he had written the dedication "Buonaparte" and produced another giving it the new title Sinfonia Eroica the "Heroic Symphony", a title with a whole new set of resonances." - Wisdom Portal.
"If you can ignore the tape hiss these Mercury Living Presence recordings of Antal Dorati leading the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra would be among the finest ever made. Along with the tape hiss, Mercury's engineering captured every nuance of the performances with a clarity and lucidity that few later recordings could match." - AMG.
This LP is a Mercury Living Presence Stereo recording from 1959.
This LP is a 1st Pressing with FR1/FR1 as part of the Matrix.
Mastered by George Piros.
This series is highly regarded by Audiophiles as being some of the finest recordings ever made, even by today's standards and techniques.
These recordings are considered to be of true Audiophile quality.
The record is Exc-.
The jacket is Exc+.
The LP plays Exc.
Excellent dynamics and definition. One of the rarer titles in the Living Presence Series. Although overall enjoyable, it is not quite up to the sound standards of the better Living Presence titles.
Surface noise consists mainly of fairly low-level 'crackles' which are audible on quieter sections.
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get.
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