© 2015 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2015 BBC (Track 1), London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd (Tracks 2–6)
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, by BBC Radio 3 on 26 September 1991 (Egmont Overture) and by the London Philharmonic Orchestra on 21 February 1992 (Symphony No. 6).
Producer: Misha Donat (Egmont Overture)
Remastering Engineer: Deborah Spanton, K&A Productions
The London Philharmonic Orchestra wishes to thank Laurie Watt for facilitating the release of this recording.
Total playing time 55:17
Released May 2015
CD: Beethoven – Symphony No. 6
LPO conducted by Klaus Tennstedt
Beethoven Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major 'Pastoral', Op. 68
Klaus Tennstedt conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Nolan leader
'No one can love the countryside as much as I do,' Beethoven once said, 'for surely woods, trees and rocks produce the echo which man desires to hear.' But nature was not just a balm for the senses; for Beethoven it was evidence of the Creator's hand. In his Sixth Symphony, Beethoven created a magnificent orchestral landscape in which the atmosphere of the countryside pervades every bar.
Former Principal Conductor and Music Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra Klaus Tennstedt leads the Orchestra in these live concert performances of Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony and his Overture to Egmont.
‘The performance has lovely atmosphere, and movements, not least the bucolic scherzo, characterised to perfection.’
The Sunday Times, 7 May 2015
‘A visionary performance’
Gramophone Magazine, Editor’s Choice, July 2015
‘Recommended for Beethovenians and Tennstedt disciples alike.’
Classical Ear, 8 July 2015
‘Tennstedt here gives a gripping reading of this life-enhancing score and his players respond with equal relish ... Noticeable throughout is the sense of involvement Tennstedt draws from his devoted players, they make the most exquisite sounds’
MusicWeb International, 21 July 2015