About the album
Helicon is the label of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, whose chief conductor is Zubin Mehta since 1977.
On this disc the great Indian conductor confronts two among the most famous symphonies by Beethoven: the Destiny one and the Pastoral.
As an intermezzo between the two symphonies, we find the titanic Prometheus Overture - that perfectly fits the symphonic programme.
A must-have disc, in spite of how many accounts you have of Beethoven's symphonic output.
11Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 I Allegro con brio
12Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 II Andante con moto
13Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 III Allegro – attacca:
14Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 IV Allegro
15The Creatures of Prometheus Overture, Op. 48
16Symphony no. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” I Awakening of cheerful feelings upon arriving in the country (Andante ma troppo)
17Symphony no. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” II Scene by the brook (Andante molto mosso)
18Symphony no. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” III Peasants’ merrymaking (Allegro)
19Symphony no. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” IV Thunderstorm (Allegro)
110Symphony no. 6 in F major, Op. 68 “Pastoral” V Shepherd’s song. Happy and thankful feelings after the storm (Allegro)