Wednesday 8 April 2020

BBC Music Magazine reviews Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7

"Again, there is a lively sense of drive, clarity and structure, not least in the Allegro's exhilarating race to finish. Highly recommended."


''Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7" performed by the NDR Radiophilharmonie under the baton of Andrew Manze has been reviewed on BBC Music Magazine - April 2020 Edition! Read a glimpse of the review below!


"The Fifth's familiar opening leads into an 'Allegro' impelled by nervous urgency. A consummate interpreter, Manze never plays fast and loose with tempos, nor with radically over-emphasised dynamics. The rigour of his period performance practice and expressive consideration brings clarity and freshness, the sound finely judged, full of breadth, never ploughing through the symphony's vulnerable moments."


[Check out the album here:]




Sarah Urwin Jones

Read the full review on BBC Music Magazine - April Issue

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