Made in Germany
1 audio CD
© 2019 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
℗ 2019 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd.
Recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London, on 24 November 2004 (Symphony No. 3) and 27 November 2004 (Symphony No. 5).
Producer: Andrew Walton, K&A Productions
Engineer: Mike Clements, K&A Productions
Total playing time: 83:02
Released: 15 March 2019
CD: Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5
LPO conducted by Kurt Masur
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 (Eroica)
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Kurt Masur conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Symphonies on this disc, recorded live during his tenure as Principal Conductor (2000-07), are the fruits of Kurt Masur's 25-year relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. A pre-eminent interpreter of Beethoven, Masur conducted from memory, bringing to the performances a special energy and insight. The result is a mighty celebration and sense of rediscovering the drama and euphoria of two of Beethoven's most radical and well-loved Symphonies.
‘In these dignified and at times grittily intense performances, it’s clear the Kurt Masur sees both these symphonies whole ... Nothing is done for passing effect ... To be in the audience for either of these performances must have been a treat.'
BBC Music Magazine, June 2019