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Ludwig Van Beethoven is one of the most recorded composers in history, so it's no surprise that those recordings spark debate. Let Classic FM take you through the definitive Beethoven recordings - with download links.
Aside from the fifth symphony, Beethoven openings don't get much bigger than this. Whether you're Wilhelm Furtwängler with your super-slow intro or stately and quiet like Christian Thielemann, conductors have a hard time with this one. Richard Chailly, however, rattles through it and sounds like he's having an absolute ball - look out for the explosive ending.
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