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  PentaTone Classics -
  PTC 5186 102
  Beethoven/Mendelssohn: Symphonies - Davis
  Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Colin Davis (conductor)
Track listing:
  1-4. Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67
5-8. Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A, Op.90 “Italian”

Total time: 64:22
  Classical - Orchestral
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Recording info:
  Recorded in London, Walthamstow Town Hall, December 1974 and Boston, Symphony Hall, January 1976

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Review by deangeli December 7, 2004 (6 of 8 found this review helpful)
I will comment only on the sound quality of the Beethoven. It is the best digital sound I have ever heard (I listened only to the stereo layer, not having a surround system). There is a debate whether SACD producers should use Meitner or dCS equipment. Pentatone uses dCS. Just close your eyes and listen. The sound is lush and musical, absolutely convincing. After the Pentatone I listened to Kleiber on DGG. For whatever reason DGG interposes PCM between the music source and the final SACD. The Kleiber was so ho-hum, so lacking in aural excitement I just turned it off and went to bed. I doubt I will ever listen to it again.

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Works: 2  

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Symphony No. 4 in A major, MWV N 16 Op. 90 "Italian"