CD reviews: Beethoven 5 / Tennstedt

In October 2015, the LPO released a pair of live concert recordings of Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony and his Overture to Coriolan, conducted by former Principal Conductor and Music Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Klaus Tennstedt.

Read on to see some of the fantastic reviews it received...


‘The LPO are committed, expressive and clearly and clearly thriving as they did beneath [‘Tennstedt’s] baton’.
Classic FM, Drive Featured Album, October 2015

‘Measured, full-bodied, freighted with meaning…[this recording is] pleasingly clean and immediate’.
Gramophone, November 2015

‘Tennstedt takes us back to something more grandiose. His approach is passionate, dramatic and heavyweight. He is aided, too, by outstanding horn playing throughout’.
‘Both the Tennstedt live performances on this CD are characterized by discipline, passion and intensity’.
Michael Greenhalgh, MusicWeb International, January 2016

‘Klaus Tennstedt leads a Coriolan Overture that is weighty and dramatic, dynamic and detailed, emotionally burdened, with much lyrical consolation, and a wonderful sense of theatre when the music’s denouement is reached’.
‘The Finale is given a majestic outing that heads transcendentally and triumphantly to a Proms-audience roar of appreciation’.
Colin Anderson, Classical Source, October 2015

The CD is priced £6.99 and is available from the LPO websiteAmazon or as a download from iTunes.

LPO-0087, released October 2015

Find out more, listen to clips and purchase the CD here.