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Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique: Live at Cadogan Hall: Beethoven – Symphonies 2 & 8

Read "Live at Cadogan Hall:  Beethoven – Symphonies 2 & 8" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The 2012 release of Live at Carnegie Hall: Beethoven Symphonies 7 & 5 (Soli Deo Gloria) was a tease. John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique appeared set to reprise his 1990s survey of the Beethoven symphonies. These performances were scintillating, every bit as fine as Carlos Kleiber's 1975 5th & 7th with the Vienna Philharmonic. This possible cycle was exciting because Gardiner had recently complete his famous Bach Cantata Pilgrimage and was ripe of a similar endeavor. ...

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Extended Analysis

Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique: Live at Carnegie Hall--Beethoven Symphonies 7 & 5

Read "Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique: Live at Carnegie Hall--Beethoven Symphonies 7 & 5" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Sir John Eliot GardinerLive at Carnegie Hall: Beethoven Symphonies 7 & 5Soli Deo Gloria2012 Why return to this tired, old repertoire? Twenty years ago, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his period instrument band, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, produced the leader of a deluge of Beethoven Nines performed on period instruments, or by period practices, or both. The Deutsche Grammophon Archiv Produktion imprint even managed to perfect the ...


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