LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
SYMPHONY Nº 5 IN C MINOR , OP . 67
I ALLEGRO CON BRIO
II ANDANTE CON MOTO
TEODOR CURRENTZIS & MUSICAETERNA MARK BEETHOVEN’S 250th ANNIVERSARY WITH THE RELEASE OF TWO OF HIS ICONIC SYMPHONIES.
SYMPHONY No. 5 on APRIL 03, 2020
SYMPHONY No. 7 in AUTUMN 2020
“Extremes and superlatives reigned in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum” (Der Tagesspiegel). Critics were left gasping for breath, or at least adjectives, after Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra musicAeterna performed a complete cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies at the 2018 Salzburg Festival. Demand for tickets vastly outstripped supply, much as it did when the ensemble made its debut at the BBC Proms in London later in July under its founder-director, Teodor Currentzis. That night they performed the Second and Fifth Symphonies to more glowing reviews. “Playing of an intensity that makes the music seem somehow Beethoven-plus; more Beethoven than ever before.” (The Guardian)
Directly after the Prom, musicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis travelled to Vienna, where they recorded the Fifth and Seventh Symphonies at the Konzerthaus over the course of a week. Sony Classical now presents the recordings as a defining contribution to the celebrations marking Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. These two masterworks will be released separately. For Currentzis each symphony is similar to a novel, and two novels would never be combined into one book.
Sony Classical will release Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony on CD and digital platforms on April 03, 2020. The Seventh Symphony will follow in the autumn of 2020. The recordings have been made possible by VTB Bank’s support.