Beethoven 1 & 3 CD Reviews

Posted on December 7, 2009

Our latest CD, a live recording of Beethoven’s Symphonies No1 & No 3, is attracting rave reviews in the media.

Classic FM Magazine has selected the disc as one of its 2009 ‘Christmas Picks’. It describes it as ‘One for Dad’ and has this to say:

“You can never have too much Beethoven and this is one Beethoven recording you cannot ignore. Boyd is a rising star among Ludwig interpreters and his band a chamber orchestra to be reckoned with. This live recording captures them at their best”.

Meanwhile, in The Independent on Sunday on 6th December, Anna Picard wrote:

“The weighty refinement of modern instruments and the incisive articulation of historical performance practice combine to thrilling effect in Douglas Boyd’s live recording of Beethoven’s 1st and 3rd symphonies with Manchester Camerata. Perceptively detailed, No 1 has a suspenseful, playful menuetto and a searing finale. After the ecstatic birth pangs of the 3rd’s marcia funebre, you can hear Mozart leaving the stage as a new music is born: bold, lithe and noble. An exhilarating addition to the catalogue of Beethoven cycles.”

Read the Anna Picard review online here–3-avie-records-1834865.html