Beethoven: Symphony no 8 (1. Allegro vivace e con brio) by Deutsche Grammophon published on 2013/11/01 15:18:54 +0000 Beethoven’s Eighth, the shortest of his symphonies, sounds like a man in a hurry, especially perhaps in the first movement, where statement and theme follow each other with no padding in between. Inevitably, the music gets caught up in an obsessive ostinato rhythm that provides the necessary release, with the return of the main theme, from an explosive mixture. Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner THE GREAT SYMPHONY VOTE Join us again to curate together with us a set of the 100 greatest symphonies. Tell us what repertoire to put into the set, and we will find the recordings. TO VOTE, simply comment in the track.