April 08, 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.”

Sarah Urwin Jones

Read the full review on BBC Music Magazine – April Issue

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