Both performances are sparked by a celebratory dramatic tension and excitement.?
-Martin Bookspan in Prodigy
On balance, this Eroica…is a free reading, at times occasionally atypical in its breadth, but still not so broad…in the first movement as the more familiar 1953 account released by RCA. In contrast, the Fifth is very fast, at times febrile, and though it is well played in terms of getting all the notes in accurately, it is glib… Highly informative notes by Christopher Dyment comprise a major bonus.?
-Mortimer H. Frank in Fanfare
ARTURO TOSCANINI CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN. Symphony No. 3 in E-flat & Symphony No. 5 in c, NBC Symphony Orchestra (1945).