Franz André conducts Beethoven’s 7th Symphony

Today brings another recording by the little remembered Franz André – his mid 1950s recording of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony.

Beethoven – Symphony No.7 in A major Op.92

Mediafire link for Beethoven – Symphony No.7 – Franz André

(This is a zip file – left click the link, download the file, then unzip when downloaded)

Telefunken LT 7023 (Uruguayan issue)
Matrices LP 036847, 036848-IIV
Recorded 3rd October 1952, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
Released February 1954

I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto – Assai meno presto
IV. Allegro con brio

L’ Orchestre Symphonique de la Radiodiffusion Nationale Belge, Franz André

The pressing I worked from is a little worn and battered, so there is some noise, particularly in the second movement. The French sounding woodwinds add a distinctive colour to this recording.

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