Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 5 & 7

Sir John Eliot’s Gardiner’s reading of these familiar pieces highlights their revolutionary origin. Performing on period instruments, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique brings light, clarity and brisk energy, as well as a warm and genuinely thrilling sound. This concert in Carnegie Hall was broadcast live by WQXR, who kindly agreed to make the recording available to us to release on our label.

SDG717  73 minutes 19 seconds
'These are the kind of performances that remind us of what a revolution of reassessment period-instrument bands provoked. The shock of newness in Beethoven prevails' (Gramophone)
BBC Music Magazine
'If you’ve not previously sampled Gardiner’s characteristically thoughtful and sometimes provocative way with Beethoven this disc is an excellent starting point' (MusicWeb International)