Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 1, 2 & 3

These much-anticipated recordings were made during the Britten Sinfonia's three-year Beethoven symphony project. Conductor Thomas Adès interleaves Beethoven’s masterworks with the audacious and sometimes explosive music of the wonderfully idiosyncratic Irish composer Gerald Barry. 'Adès makes you hear things with which you thought you were familiar as if they were completely new' (Tom Service in The Guardian).

SIGCD616  142 minutes 7 seconds (2 discs)
‘Barry really seems to capture the stubborn defiance of Beethoven's character—a certain detachment and lack of empathy as well—alongside frustration and anger, and it wouldn't be Gerald Barry without ...