© 2015 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2015 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd (Track 1); 2004 BBC (Tracks 2–5)
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra on 23 February 1992 (Coriolan Overture) and by BBC Radio 3 on 30 August 1990 (Symphony No. 5).
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 42:50
Released October 2015
CD: Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
LPO conducted by Klaus Tennstedt
Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Klaus Tennstedt conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Nolan leader
Former Principal Conductor and Music Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra Klaus Tennstedt conducts live performances of Beethoven’s iconic Fifth Symphony and his Overture to Coriolan.
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.
‘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
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