Editors’ Notes With impressive playing from an energised Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck directs a powerful and highly dramatic performance of this popular 20th-century symphony. He takes a few liberties with the score, ramping up the intensity by adding accents where many conductors are happy to take the composer’s word for it, but the results are undeniably ear-catching and it’s proved a winning solution. Barber’s heart-easing Adagio makes an unusual but not inappropriate partner, the strings of this great American orchestra singing with real beauty of line.

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Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: I. Moderato - Allegro non troppo (Live)
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Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: II. Allegretto (Live)
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Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: III. Largo (Live)
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Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: IV. Allegro non troppo (Live)
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Adagio for Strings, Op. 11/ii (Live)
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