Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 2 & 6

The 'Pastoral' Symphony is one of Beethoven's most consistently popular works, evoking feelings of the natural world's beauty. The symphony embodies the spirit of the dawning Romantic era in its depiction of the countryside, and allowed Beethoven to express his love of nature and the outdoors. At the time of its completion, Symphony No 2 was probably the longest yet composed. Written while he was coming to terms with the onset of deafness, it is surprisingly light hearted and cheerful.

LSO0582  75 minutes 57 seconds
'It is hard to imagine more profoundly satisfying accounts than these … the playing of the LSO is quite magnificent' (BBC Music Magazine)
‘ 'A fantastic performance—pure music-making by a great conductor and an orchestra that responds magnificently to his every request' (Classic FM)
'Outstandingly well played … there is a oneness of conception here which is superb—quite remarkable and ultimately wholly convincing. I'll let you into a secret: I have many recordings of the Bee ...