Artist: Orchester Wiener Akademie, Martin Haselbock
Title: Beethoven: Symphony 7 & Wellington’s Victory – Beethoven Resound, Vol. 2
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2015
Duration: 01:02:53
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Alpha

It was shortly before his forty-third birthday that Beethoven hit the jackpot. On the podium of the Great Hall of Vienna University, he conducted a spectacular charity event with a star-studded cast from the very top drawer. On that date, 8 December 1813, the success was so great that the concert had to be repeated four days later. For this event, Beethoven had taken an entertainment specialist on board: Johann Nepomuk Mlzel, ‘k. k. Hofmechanicus’ (Mechanic to the Imperial and Royal Court) by trade, an inventor as talented as he was crafty. From late summer to autumn 1813, assisted by Mlzel, Beethoven was engaged in the composition of Wellingtons Sieg (Wellington’s Victory).

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 had already virtually acquired a patina, so long did it have to wait for its extraordinary premiere: although it comes one opus number after Wellingtons Sieg, it was written nearly two years before it, between the autumn of 1811 and the spring of 1812. But the new path it blazed was all the more prodigious as a result.

Haselbck draws from his period instrumentalists a performance that is as sonically satisfying as it is vital and well-proportioned…a most absorbing disc – Gramophone MagazineMarch 2016


  1. Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace – 13:48
  2. Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto in A Minor – 8:21
  3. Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: III. Presto in F Major – 9:38
  4. Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 : IV. Allegro con brio – 8:41
  5. "Jubel" March (Orchestrated by Thomas Trsek) – 1:36
  6. The Brunswick March, C. 263 (Orchestrated by Thomas Trsek) – 4:22
  7. Wellington’s Victory or the Battle of Vittoria, Pt. 1, Op. 91: Battle – 8:25
  8. Wellington’s Victory or the Battle of Vittoria, Pt. 2, Op. 91: Victory Symphony – 8:02