Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 3 & 5

The Philharmonia Orchestra is widely recognized as the UK’s finest orchestra with an impressive recording legacy, with this being their sixth album with Signum. Christoph von Dohnányi has been Principal Conductor for the past 11 years and has recently been made Honorary Conductor for Life.

Two crowning achievements of Beethoven’s aptly titled ‘Heroic’ compositional period: Symphonies No 3 (Eroica) and No 5, arguably the single most popular piece of classical music in the Western canon.

SIGCD169  83 minutes 2 seconds (2 discs)
'The musical argument is pursued with unflagging vigour combined with a high degree of orchestral virtuosity—the excitement remains intense in this hugely satisfying account' (International Record Review)
'These are fine, intelligent and very well played live performances and both are very welcome additions to the catalogue' (MusicWeb International)