New CD release: Tennstedt conducts Beethoven
- Published: Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The LPO label's September 2015 release is a pair of archive 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.
Revelatory at its premiere, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony continues to seize the listener’s attention from its unmistakeable first four notes, and attention never slips through the masterful work that follows. The Overture Beethoven wrote for a new play based on the Coriolanus story dramatically contrasts the arrogant soldier rebelling against Rome with the pleas of his mother to be spared.
These recordings were taken from live concert performances at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall in 1992 (Coriolan Overture) and at the Royal Albert Hall in 1990 (Symphony No. 5, recorded by BBC Radio 3).
£6.99 (1 Audio CD), including free postage and packaging
All LPO Label recordings available from the LPO website, the London Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office (020 7840 4242), all good CD outlets, and the Royal Festival Hall shop. Also available to download or stream online via iTunes, Spotify and others.